Lincoln Chicken Run looking for more runners

Event organiser Terry O’Halloran as the chicken at last year’s event and his wife Linda

Bailgate Rotary Club are still looking for more runners for their Great Spring Chicken Run on Sunday, April 29, at 10.30am.

The project is in aid of fitting out a major event vehicle for St John Ambulance and other local charitable events the club runs on behalf of the community.

The new ambulance, which is already in service, required nearly £40,000 of equipment to kit it out, and Bailgate Rotary Club is raising money to create as much of that fund as possible over a five-year period.

This is the fourth year and £6,000 has been raised so far.

The event has moved down from the Showground into the city centre and is run on pedestrian areas and pavement — around the Brayford and back through the University site, starting and finishing on the High Street.

The 5k run is twice round the circuit, which means that the fun run at 2.5k is just once round.

“It will be great fun and it is raising money for an excellent cause,” said event organiser, Lincoln businessman Terry O’Halloran of financial advisers O’Halloran & Co.

“St John Ambulance very often sit in the background totally unnoticed and yet they have no public funding, everything is from donation and from our Rotary Club’s standpoint we could not operate without them.

“They provide volunteers for the Disability Games, for our old and disabled people’s concert and of course outside of Rotary they will be providing First Aid coverage in varying degrees at all major public happenings.

“I hope that we can help shine the spotlight on an organisation that the public know and trust but just needs that little bit of extra help at the moment with this major project,” said Terry.