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Cirencester Fun Run organisers aim to raise over £25,000 for charity

Organisers planning a Fun Run on the Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park in July are hoping to exceed the £25,000 raised for charity last year.
Already, 300 runners have signed up for the popular event, which will raise funds for the St. James’s Place Foundation, a successful grant making charity that gives vital funds to charities registered in the UK.
The event on Saturday 18 July is being organised by St. James’s Place’s Business Assurance manager Andrew Hughes and Ollie Wakefield, head coach of the Cirencester-based “Running Somewhere Else Athletics Club”. 
Andrew said: “The 10km event is open to all-comers up to a limit of 500 runners, and will involve one circuit of the leisure area of Cirencester Park, through wooded trails.  It’s open to serious runners as well as people who just want to enter for fun.
“With St. James’s Place matching every £1 raised, we were delighted to achieve £25,000 last year and are hopeful we can beat that target this year.”  People wishing to sponsor runners can do so by visiting
Athletes from running clubs all over the region are welcome to take part.  The entry fee for an affiliated athletics club member is £8.00, while for non-affiliated members, the fee is £10.00.  Entry forms for the Fun Run are available from or or by ringing Andrew on 01285 878342. 
“Due to the growing popularity of the event, we expect places to fill fast, and the deadline for postal entries is 4 July,” said Andrew.  The event will also feature a barbecue, refreshments and live music.
The St. James’s Place Foundation was established in 1992, and in the last few years well over £2 million has been raised annually through its community. In 2009, a record £2.6m was raised.
Over 80% of St. James’s Place Wealth Management staff and members of its Partnership make regular contributions to the Foundation via a monthly covenant.
In 18 years, the Foundation has raised more than £18 million, and distributed the majority of those funds to more than 700 charities, with grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to in excess of £1,000,000.
Source: Parabola Communications 

St. James's Place markets its products and services through the St. James's Place Partnership, whose advisers have an average of 17 years experience in Financial Services and focus on providing high quality advice to high net worth individuals. 
The Group does not employ internal investment managers but instead contracts out the management of its funds to carefully selected external managers, as it has done since the early 1990s. 
St. James's Place offers clients a choice of investment managers and actively monitors these managers, with the assistance of the independent consultancy, Stamford Associates. 
St. James's Place's Investment Committee, chaired by the Group's President Sir Mark Weinberg, selects, monitors and where appropriate changes the external managers appointed to St. James's Place's investment funds. 
St. James's Place was voted Wealth Manager of the Year 2009 by readers of the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times. 



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