Cider Circuit raises hundreds of pounds for Meningitis Now

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 June 2018

Organiser and Meningitis Now ambasador Sophie Coghlan with Dennis and a lot of thristy runners.

Organiser and Meningitis Now ambasador Sophie Coghlan with Dennis and a lot of thristy runners.

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A fun run ending with a pint of cider attracted fundraisers in Nailsea.

Sophie Coghlan organised the Cider Circuit at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

Twenty-three teams took part in the fundraiser which saw people race around 5km course with obstacles to tackle.

The event has raised more than £1,500 for the cause and Sophie, who survived the disease as a child, also wants to raise awareness of the symptoms of meningitis.

More: Cider Circuit to raise awareness of meningitis symptoms.

She said: “Saturday was a fabulous day. We managed to raise £1,570 from the event with a few donations outstanding. This will all go straight to Meningitis Now which is involved in supporting victims of meningitis and their families as well as funding vital research.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the Cider Circuit either to take part, help out or just to enjoy the day.”

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