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TOUGH TEN: Local causes honoured with £8,000 raised from popular Abbots Langley running event (VIDEO)

 Published on: 25th January 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents came together last month for a presentation evening that supported local charities in the Abbots Langley community and beyond.

The annual presentation for the popular Abbots Langley Tough Ten event was held at Breakspeare School on January 21.

This follows the success of the running event held in the village last October which raised a whopping £8,000 for charity thanks to the support from the community.

The money was shared between deserving beneficiaries who included both The Peace Hospice Care and St. Francis Hospice, Abbots and Kings Langley Cricket Clubs, Abbots Langley Community Centre, Abbots Langley Scouts to help with the upkeep of the Winder Wall, The Breakspeare School, The Waterside Day Centre, Kings Langley, The Monday Club, Abbots in Transition, St. Saviours Food Bank Fund and Ewings Sarcoma.

Speaking after the event, committee member Pat Waterton thanked everyone who attended the event and said the group are hoping to raise even more this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

She said: “We held our Annual Presentation Evening yesterday at the Breakspeare School in Abbots Langley and spent the evening distributing the money raised through last year’s events.

“A review of the year and thanks to all volunteers, supporters and sponsors was made by Chairman, John Reid, and a plea from our main sponsor, Adam Ginder, for more volunteers to help in any capacity was made as we head towards our 40th anniversary race.

“We would like this to be a really successful year, so that we can distribute a lot more than £8,000 next presentation evening.”



Chairman of Abbots Langley Parish Council, councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, praised the volunteers which have kept the event going over the years.

He said: “It was a fantastic community spirit enabled by very generous donations from a number of groups, but actually the work goes down to founders for it, 40 years ago this year and obviously the committee that carry on that work.”

Adam Ginder, of M.K. Ginder & Sons, the main sponsors of the event praised the village’s community spirit and said he hopes even more people will volunteer this year.

He said: “It’s only Abbots Langley that is a true village, and all these places seem to lose it but Abbots Langley keeps it and it’s because of you.

“You are the village and this is a very small part of who the village is but you are altogether, you all come together, you do all this volunteering and that’s what keeps Abbots Langley brilliant.”

The 40th anniversary race is set to take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

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