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Keighley MP praises BigK fundraising run in House of Commons
7:00am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Keighley
A 10k event that has raised more than £100,000 for Manorlands has been praised in the Commons.
Keighley MP Kris Hopkins paid tribute to the town’s BigK 10k, telling colleagues it had coined in £120,000 during the past four years. This year’s event will take place on March 10.
He asked Leader of the House, Andrew Lansley: “May we have a debate not only celebrating the monies raised but on how such great events bring communities together?”
Mr Lansley replied he was “glad to have the opportunity to share in your support for the 10k run, the money it raises and the good causes it will be supporting.”
And he added: “It is an illustration of something members across the House understand from their communities – that this kind of voluntary action enables people to have a great deal of fun, in this particular instance to be healthier, and to offer a great deal of support to other people who are in need.”
The Keighley BigK 10k starts at Victoria Park and follows a multi-terrain route, taking in the town’s roads, paths and parks.