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Cottingley Springs residents raise funds and get Muddy!

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By Helen Jones |  June 23, 2015 |

Well done to 17 residents of Cottingley Springs who recently took part in the Mud Run at Temple Newsam Park to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research.  The group raised well over £400 and money is still coming in.

The group were inspired by Kathleen Morrison, GATE worker, close relation and friend to many of the competitors, who sadly died of cancer in 2012.

“We weren’t really sure what we were getting ourselves into” said her sister, Eileen Lowther “we wanted to do it for the memory of Kathleen, that was great. When we got there there were men throwing shovels of mud in your face, it was fun, but…erm, muddy!!!”

When asked if they would do it again next year overwhelmingly the cry was yes, and this time people, get us a muddy picture after not the nice clean one before!

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