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Helping Sutton Harriers

Posted onPosted on 8th Oct

Sutton Harriers AC has been given a helping hand in its efforts to replace worn equipment for its members and the local community with a donation of £500 from the Mansfield Building Society Community Support Scheme.

Although established in 1908, the club’s current track and facilities were officially opened by Lord Coe in 2007 and equipment is now showing signs of age and wear and tear from its 200 club members and pupils from Ashfield School.

Harriers treasurer Philip Bird said: “Sutton Harriers is long-established with past members having competed at the Olympics.

“We are continuing to expand, attracting new members and compete at all levels of athletics.

“While we accept members of all ages and abilities, we are also proud to provide a safe environment for young people to keep fit and develop athletic skills — perhaps even the next Olympian.”

Vickie Preston, head of HR at the building society, said: “The Mansfield’s Community Support Scheme is there to support charities and organisations that benefit local people, and Sutton Harriers is a prime example of a club we are lucky to have.”

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