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Portrush 5 mile raises funds for charities

15 November, 2017
Portrush 5 Mile Road Race organiser Mervyn Thompson pictured with Specsavers staff Laura Drain, Lynn Mackey, Michelle Crampsie,
Portrush 5 Mile Road Race organiser Mervyn Thompson with the Specsavers team in Coleraine

Specsavers once again supported the popular Portrush 5 Mile Road Race which this year attracted over 300 runners and raised £1000 each for Prostrate UK and Autism NI.

Race in memory of Mervyn’s dad

Part of the Athletics NI calendar, the event was established in 2016 by local parkrun run director Mervyn Thompson in memory of his dad who passed away with prostate cancer in 2011.

Brings local community together

Specsavers store director Judith Ball said, ‘We’re delighted to support this wonderful charity running event for a second year. It brings the local community together as well as participants from further afield and raises much needed cash for two very important charities.

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