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Firm’s races raise £7,000 for disabled sports association

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A CORPORATE Cup lunchtime race series and Jersey half-marathon effort has raised £7,000 for the Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled (JSAD).

From left: Warwick Miller, Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled chairman Paul Patterson, Fisher the guide dog, Leandro Loretto, Jessica Vieira, Digby Ellis-Brecknell of Run Jersey Events, Jeannine Carey, Melissa Alves, Eilish Brenock and James Brady

The funds were gathered by financial services company Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and the donation will be used to help people with a disability to enjoy sport in Jersey and will enable more competitors to travel away from the Island for training and support.

Chief executive offshore Grahame Lovett said: ‘Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management have been huge supporters of JSAD over the years and were delighted to once again support them alongside Digby Ellis-Brecknell of Run Jersey Events.

‘As an organisation committed to encouraging health and wellbeing both within the workplace and local community, we want to tell people that anyone can get involved with sport – it’s about having a can-do attitude, and all the runners who take part, as well as the JSAD and their members, certainly have this.’

JSAD chairman Paul Patterson said: ‘The charity is absolutely delighted with this fantastic donation and extremely grateful. Our members love the opportunity to get involved with the events on a volunteer basis, manning the water stations and cheering on the runners, and we have received some lovely feedback from the runners about the support they receive from our members, which helps make the experience and opportunity even more special.’

Anyone interested in taking part in next year’s races can visit runjersey.co.uk for more information.

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