Rotary Supports MABAC Running League

Cranleigh Rotarians organised the catering and race registration for MABAC.

The Cranleigh Rotary Club has once again assisted the MABAC Running League in the organisation of their very popular local event, held this year on the 25th of March.

Rotarians were invited to assist initially by providing catering for the participants when they completed their runs. However, this year, we also provided assistance with registration of the 700 runners at the Band Room, provided bananas that had generously been donated by the Co-Op, and then served tea, coffee and homemade cakes, together with cakes supplied by Celebration Cakes, to the exhausted participants.

Thanks are due to the members and wives, partners and friends who helped with the preparation and serving of the refreshments, washing up and clearing up after the event, together with those hardy souls who turned up at the crack of dawn to help with the registration.

We raised in the order of £1,280 from our efforts, which will boost the club’s Charity Fund.

The MABAC Running League arranges a series of races throughout the year, particularly aimed at the fun runner. Most are cross country events held on Sunday mornings in some beautiful parts of the Surrey countryside, and they are very popular with club members and guests. (See

David Hall, President of Cranleigh Rotary, presents the cheque to Gill Bennett of Shooting Star Chase.

Rotary Supports Shooting Star Chase Hospice
Cranleigh Rotary Club was delighted to be able to present Gill Bennett of Shooting Star Chase, a children’s hospice based in Artington, near Guildford, with a cheque for £1,365 when she visited the Club on 29th March.

The donation was the result of the Club’s 3-day street collection that took place in the village before Christmas. Many Rotarians spent several hours with collection buckets during the wintry weather to support this remarkable organisation.

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people (up to age 21) who have life-limiting conditions and belong to families living in Surrey and London. (

Their care, which embraces the whole family, extends from diagnosis through to end of life, and throughout bereavement. They offer a bespoke service to suit each member’s individual needs. This support is free of charge and available 365 days a year.

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