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Another annual events is springing back into life as the pandemic restrictions fade away. 

Stornoway-based charity the Leanne Fund is delighted to be bringing its much-loved 5 and 10km run back to Sgoil an Rubha on Saturday 11 June. 

The run, which first took place in 2010, is the key fundraising event for the charity which was set up by the Mitchell family to create a lasting legacy for their daughter Leanne, who died of Cystic Fibrosis, aged 21. 

Local windfarm charity Point and Sandwick Trust signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Leanne Fund in 2019, and is pleased to recommence the £10,000 sponsorship after a break of two years due to Covid-19.

Organisers are ready for a return to crowds of participants running, walking and bringing family and even pets to take part in the events this summer.

Chrisetta Mitchell, Leanne’s mother and co-founder of the Leanne Fund commented, “We are so delighted to see the return of our 5k/10k event this year and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Sgoil an Rubha on Saturday 11 June.  We've missed having everyone together and we hope to have the best turn out ever with something for all the family.  The Leanne Fund are grateful to Point and Sandwick Trust for their generous contribution towards the running costs and their continued support”.

Point and Sandwick Board Member Rhoda Mackenzie added, ‘We are very pleased to be able to pick up support of the Leanne Fund Run again after Covid and are looking forward to seeing local people of all ages, dressed up in rainbow colours and having fun, running or walking to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and supporting this important charity.  Good luck everyone taking part!”

To enter either the 5 or 10km run, sign up online (www.entrycentral.com/TLF5K10K2022) and also be entered into the raffle to be called at the Prizegiving. In keeping with the Leanne Fund ethos and style, rainbow fancy dress is strongly encouraged.