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Night run in Truro will raise money for Wild Futures

By AliceWright  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

Participants prepare to take part in the Night Runner event for Wild Futures

Participants prepare to take part in the Night Runner event for Wild Futures

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Cornwall's primate charity, Wild Futures, is calling for runners to join a new night-time run around Truro. 

Night Runner, a 10km run around Truro city centre, will take place on Saturday February 23 at 10pm. The new event aims to raise funds for the charity. 

Wild Futures' main UK project is The Monkey Sanctuary in Looe, Cornwall – a primate rescue and rehabilitation centre.  Currently, The Monkey Sanctuary is recovering from flooding as well as the tragic loss of Pepper, a baby capuchin who arrived at the Sanctuary in March 2012.

Katie Brydges, Events and Community Fundraiser at Wild Futures, said: "We have had a difficult couple of months at The Monkey Sanctuary and are now trying to pick ourselves back up after the damaging effects of November's storm. 

"The money raised from Night Runner will help us to fill the resultant financial gap and enable us to continue with the vital work of rescuing and re-homing more monkeys. Night Runner is a very important fundraiser for us."

It costs £12 to register for the event and all participants will receive a limited edition t-shirt, medal and a hot drink and snack on the night.

Night Runner welcomes runners of all levels, whether novice or veteran. Visitwww.wildfutures.org/events to download a registration form or call the fundraising office on 0844 272 1271.

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