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Manchester and District Orienteering Club

"John o' Goats" Charity Event at Lyme Park
Saturday January 8th 2011

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Organiser's Comments

In 2010 the charity event was snowed off. We had better weather yesterday and the rain held off until well after everyone had finished.

Many thanks to everyone who turned up to take part and support the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association in the process. I hope you enjoyed your runs and avoided the damper parts of the park. Despite a suggestion at the start some people did try to get through the rhododendrons, all made it to the finish but some may need some new running clothes.

Last year we raised 300, despite being snowed off and this year the total was 1100, making a respectable total of 1400. This total will be boosted for LDSAMRA when Gift Aid donations allow tax to be reclaimed. It is not widely known that Mountain Rescue teams pay VAT on all their equipment, when other emergency services do.

Lastly, thanks to all the helpers who gave their time before and after the event and to the National Trust for allowing us to make use of Lyme Park again.

Dave McCann