Couple mark 80th birthdays with fundraising day

Bernard and Evelyn Elkington.
Bernard and Evelyn Elkington.

Running enthusiasts Bernard and Evelyn Elkington both turn 80 this month and to mark the occasion they are hosting a party that requires trainers and t-shirts rather than high heels and party frocks!

The couple are holding a five mile run, 1.5 mile run and family fun day at Salt Ayre on July 31 from 10am until 2pm.

With prizes for runners, a medal for everyone and a piece of birthday cake at the finish line it’s set to be a great day out for all the family. There will also be face painters, glitter tattoos, a bouncy castle and much more to make it a birthday to remember for Bernard and Evelyn.

All proceeds from the day are going to disabled children’s charity, Unique Kidz and Co.

Ellen Smith, fundraising and events co-ordinator for Unique Kidz, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and dedication of Bernard and Evelyn in organising this event.

“Bringing the running community and local families together is a great way for Unique Kidz and Co to meet new people and introduce them to the services we offer.”