New Year runners are up for a laugh

Race 4 A Laugh for the Overgate Hospice and special care baby unit from Barkisland Cricket Club.
Race 4 A Laugh for the Overgate Hospice and special care baby unit from Barkisland Cricket Club.

Over 220 people laced up their running shoes to raise money for the Special Baby Care Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Overgate Hospice.

The fifth Barkisland 5km ‘Run for a Laugh’ took place on New Year’s Day. The fun run saw competitors of all ages raise £1,600, which will be split between the two causes.

Organiser Gail Herring said: “The support and commitment is heart warming and we’re always taken aback by it. There were lots of new faces and we’re already looking forward to 2014.”