Hartlepool Miles for Men organisers seek more volunteers for Liverpool and Newcastle events

Michael Day and Roy Chubby Brown.

Michael Day and Roy Chubby Brown.

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ORGANISERS behind Hartlepool charity Miles for Men are appealing for fundraisers to take part in similar events to be held in Liverpool and Newcastle over the coming months.

At the end of July, 900 men and boys helped raise thousands of pounds for cancer research by walking, running and jogging the 5k Miles for Men route from Hartlepool Marina to Seaton Carew.

The charity, which was launched last year by town man Michael Day, has proved such a hit that it is to be rolled out to Liverpool in September and Newcastle in November, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

Now town residents are being encouraged to sign up for the other events and help further boost the charity coffers.

The 5k event at Liverpool’s Aintree Racecourse will be held on Sunday, September 1, and the event in Exhibition Park, Newcastle, will be held on Sunday, November 3.

The Miles for Men committee includes Michael Day, Richard Hegarty, Wayne Butterfield, Anthony Day, Natalie Aston, Jane Sickling and Mark Sickling.

Mark, who will be among the committee members at the events, said: “Registration for both events is open and it would be great to see people from Hartlepool taking part in them.

“Miles for Men started in Hartlepool and it is great to see it being rolled out to other areas.

“We were over the moon with this year’s Hartlepool event and the support was exceptional.”

Father-of-three Michael Day, 39, launched Miles for Men in memory of his dad, Michael senior, who died of throat cancer in 2007, aged 67.

This year’s event followed last year’s successful debut in Hartlepool, which saw 1,000 men of all ages run, walk, or jog a three-mile route and raised £40,000 for Cancer Research UK.

For more information or to register for either event visit www.milesformen.co.uk