Charities benefit from muddy run

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Four charities benefited to the tune of £4,000 each after a tough endurance run in October last year.

The Swanbourne Endeavour course is a fun but arduous event on the Swanbourne estate, open to all levels of participant, from the super fit to those who just want to give it a go, and all ages from 12 to 80.

Last year, 400 intrepid runners took part in the three races – a kids’ (under 15) run, a 5km and a 10km event.

All the funds raised from sponsorship go towards the Royal British Legion, SSAFA, The Bucks Services Charities and Great Horwood-based Medical Detection Dogs .

The cheques were presented on Wednesday by Lord Lieutenant of Bucks, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, at Swanbourne’s Betsey Wynne pub.

A donation was also made to the Puzzle Centre in Middle Claydon, which drummed up several runners on the day.

Pictured from left are course designer Paul Skone, organiser Tom Finchett, John Stevens of SSAFA, Mark Collins of the RBL, Louise Sellers of the Puzzle Centre, Anne Mills of Medical Detection Dogs and Lt Col Simon Wilkinson of the Bucks Services Charities.

Anyone wishing to get their registration in early for this year’s Swanbourne Endeavour can visit