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Thank you to all who Dashed for Cash!

By Shannon Lynch - 18 December 2017

Over 40 sporty fundraisers took part in Beresfords’ Dash for Cash starting at Beresfords Chelmsford branch and finishing at Bridge Street Lounge & Grill, Writtle in a 5K fun run to raise much-needed funds for the Lord's Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity that gives disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.

The runners, which included young children, competitive runners, families and a few four-legged friends all donned their Christmas hats and elf costumes and hot-footed it over to Writtle. Each participant was rewarded with a mince pie and a warm glass of mulled wine or soft drink, which was kindly donated and held at Bridge Street Lounge & Grill, Writtle.

The Dash raised an incredible £500, which is thanks to the community festive spirit says Paul Beresford, CEO, Beresfords. “There was a wonderful Christmas feel at our Dash for Cash; the dash was a lovely family fun event and it was great to see so many people getting together and sharing the festive spirit of charity.”

The funds will enable the Lord’s Taverners to purchase two table cricket sets for children with disabilities. Jo Hicks, Regional Development Manager (North East London and the Home Counties), Lord’s Taverners, explains: “Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity that gives disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance. It is only thanks to the generosity of organisations such as Beresfords, that we can continue to offer these sporting opportunities.