Article date: 30th November 2019
Runners from across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire came together to take part in Gavin Duffy’s Memorial Trail Race at Cowpen Bewley in Stockton on Tees. Once organised by Stockton Borough Council, this event has now been taken over by Muddy Roads which is fantastic news for this trail as all the money taken will be donated to charity. Gavin raised money throughout his running journey for charities Butterwick Hospice, Zoe’s Place and Daisy Chain. Muddy Roads felt it was important that the runners choose which charity they wanted the money to go to so a vote on Facebook was put in place.
With the results being: Butterwick = 48, Zoe’s Place = 48 and Daisy Chain = 17
Once the event ‘overheads’ had been paid an amazing £757.01 was raised including a donation made from BELP (Billingham Environmental Programme) from the cafe on the day.
After chatting with Gavin’s mum Susan Duffy, it was decided that the money should be shared between the two charities that won the most votes. As always after each event, Muddy Roads donates to the homeless charity ‘Sowing Seeds’ (usually between £80 – £160) whom supports Muddy Roads by supplying the marshal’s. A generous £80 was donated at Gavin’s Trail.
Butterwick Hospice received a generous donation of – £338.50 and Zoe’s Place – £338.51
Thank you all very very much for all your support and your generosity we really appreciate it, let’s see if we can hit the £1000 marker next year!
Gary, Vicky and all of Gavin’s Family 💕