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Big-hearted runners back charity campaign

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Runners at this year’s Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run showed just how big-hearted they are in a special fundraising initiative for British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland.

Participants registering for the race online were, for the first time, able to make a charitable donation.

More than £1,600 was raised for BHF Scotland, with further cash donations on race day taking the total over the £2,000 mark.

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Runners at this year’s Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run showed just how big-hearted they are in a special fundraising initiative for British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland.

Participants registering for the race online were, for the first time, able to make a charitable donation.

More than £1,600 was raised for BHF Scotland, with further cash donations on race day taking the total over the £2,000 mark.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall and Louise O’Connell of race sponsors Hillington Park presented a cheque to BHF Scotland fundraising volunteer manager Carole Nicol.

Provost Hall said: “This year’s race was bigger and better than ever with a record number of runners – it’s a real fixture in our events calendar nowadays.

“Many of those people ran to raise money for a charity of their choice, and it’s hugely encouraging to see how many gave to BHF Scotland at the same time.

“For a number of years now, Paisley has been a ‘Heart Town’ and the people of Paisley do so much to raise money for this worthwhile charity.”

Louise O’Connell of Hillington Park said: “This was the fourth year we’ve sponsored the race and we’re delighted to be associated with such a popular event. Some of our senior management team chose to run this year for the first time, so the healthy heart message is definitely getting out there!

“It’s a pleasure to be able to help such a charity which makes such a difference in people’s lives.”

Carole said: “Coronary heart disease is still Scotland’s single biggest killer. It affects such large numbers of people that almost everyone will have a family member or friend affected by it.

“The extremely generous donations of the runners are a great help to our work here in Paisley.

“Events like the Paisley 10k are so important to us because they get the healthy lifestyle message out and they are a perfect opportunity to raise BHF Scotland’s profile.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]