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AWE runners raise money for charity

Running for a good cause gave AWE staff the chance to show their humorous side when they took part in the annual fun run for charity.

There are many sponsorship pledges given by generous staff still to be counted, but so far more than £3,000 has been raised during the 2013 fun run.

The money will go to AWE’s charities of the year – Tadley Community Responders and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Approximately 100 members of staff participated in the 2013 annual fun run, round the Aldermaston site, raising money for these local and national good causes, and some chose to complete the race in fancy dress.

Richard Dockree, one of the organisers, said: “Despite the hot weather it was brilliant to see runners from across site turn out in mass in their best fancy dress to have a bit of fun and raise money for a good cause.

“We are delighted to help both the local and national charities and cannot thank all those involved enough for gathering all the sponsorship. A special mention also has to go to those who helped in the organisation, marshallingand general support of the run.”

The first male runner across the finish line was Peter Watkeys in 6 minutes 42 seconds, and the first female was Amanda Fairbairn in 9 minutes and 10 seconds.

The 1.5 mile course around site was started by Director Commercial, Rob Fletcher, who was also on hand to present prizes.

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Notes to Editors:

  1. AWE plc manages and operates the Atomic Weapons Establishment on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, manufacturing and maintaining the warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
  2. All AWE press releases are available on our website: www.awe.co.uk

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Val Hincks, 0118 985 6410

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