Run raises £616 for Joe’s fund

MHRA 23-07-11 Athletics Jul69'' Rugby and Northampton Athlectics Club and Round Talble Members,presenting a Cheque to Tracey Spooner SADS UK from Ready steady fun run.

MHRA 23-07-11 Athletics Jul69'' Rugby and Northampton Athlectics Club and Round Talble Members,presenting a Cheque to Tracey Spooner SADS UK from Ready steady fun run.

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The third Rugby Ready Steady Run raised £616 for the chosen charity SADS UK.

Organised by Rugby & Northampton AC in association with Rugby Borough Council and the Round Table the annual event attracts experienced and novice runners alike.

The Ready Steady Run project enables women of all ages to begin running with the aim of completing the 5k race at the end of four months, training with experienced female coaches at R&N AC and then to continue to achieve their personal running ambitions.

The charity was chosen in memory of Joe Spooner, who was a sports mad 15-year-old Lawrence Sheriff student when he died in 2005 of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, which claims 500 people in the UK each year.

Since then his family and friends have raised funds and awareness for SADS UK, a cardiac charity which helps to prevent sudden cardiac death in apparently fit and healthy people. One of their aims is to make every school Heartsafe by having a defibrillator which can potentially save lives. So far ten automated defibrillators have been donated out of Joe’s memorial fund to schools, sports clubs and doctors surgeries in the Rugby area, with more in progress.