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Bury St Edmunds Jinglebell Jog in aid of Ormiston Families attracts more than 30 runners





More than 30 joggers put on their best Christmas outfits and dashed for cash to raise money for a vital family charity.

Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds was a sea of festive jumpers as it hosted a fun run in aid of charity Ormiston Families on Monday.

More than 30 runners took part in the inaugural Jinglebell Jog, taking on a 2km run to raise money for Ormiston Families’ services supporting children, young people and families in the region.

The Ormiston Families Jinglebell Jog 2022 in Bury St Edmunds where local businessess got in the festive spirit with a jog around Suffolk Business Park in their Christmas jumpers. Pictures: Sonya Duncan Photography
The Ormiston Families Jinglebell Jog 2022 in Bury St Edmunds where local businessess got in the festive spirit with a jog around Suffolk Business Park in their Christmas jumpers. Pictures: Sonya Duncan Photography
The Jinglebell Jog medals
The Jinglebell Jog medals
Matthew Pirie, philanthropy officer at Ormiston Families takes the runners through the day
Matthew Pirie, philanthropy officer at Ormiston Families takes the runners through the day
Emily Gilbert and Ryan Farrow from SourceCode get ready to take part in the Jinglebell Jog
Emily Gilbert and Ryan Farrow from SourceCode get ready to take part in the Jinglebell Jog

Matthew Pirie, philanthropy officer at Ormiston Families, spoke of his delight at the success of the event.

He said: “We’re thrilled that so many runners took to the cold to support us at such a vital time of year. Christmas can be challenging for families missing an imprisoned loved one, or children struggling with their mental health or the death of a family member.

“Those who took part in our Jinglebell Jog have helped us to raise money that could go towards supporting these children, young people and families. And they did so full of festive cheer.”

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Jacob Severn who came first over the line
Jacob Severn who came first over the line
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The Ormiston Families Jinglebell Jog 2022 in Bury St Edmunds where local businessess got in the festive spirit with a jog around Suffolk Business Park in their Christmas jumpers
The Ormiston Families Jinglebell Jog 2022 in Bury St Edmunds where local businessess got in the festive spirit with a jog around Suffolk Business Park in their Christmas jumpers
Volunteers and runners take a selfie before the run
Volunteers and runners take a selfie before the run
Emily Stansfield and Amber North from Ormiston Families
Emily Stansfield and Amber North from Ormiston Families

Bury St Edmunds business Treatt put forward 20 runners for the event.

Chloe Ludkin, internal communications executive, said: “We had such good fun at today’s event. It’s great to be supporting a local charity while times are difficult for so many before Christmas. It was also something feel-good and festive for our staff.”

Rapid Relief Team provided free hot food and drink at the event.

For more information about Ormiston Families, their services and upcoming fund-raising events, visit www.ormistonfamilies.org.uk.