Dewsbury Roadrunners present over £4k to charity PSPA

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Members of the Dewsbury Roadrunners presented UK charity, PSPA, with a cheque for £4,300 on Tuesday, 30 April, before one of two weekly evening runs.

The Roadrunners raised the funds for the charity in memory of long-standing member Tony Audsley, who died in August 2022.

The funds were raised via the annual Flat Cap 5 annual run, which has now been renamed in honour of Tony who died after being diagnosed with a rare neurodegenerative condition called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP.

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PSP is caused by the loss of nerve cells in certain part of the brain. Over time this causes problems with balance, speech, swallowing, vision, and mobility. Currently, this life-limiting condition, has no treatments nor a cure.

The Dewsbury Road Runners present a cheque to PSPAThe Dewsbury Road Runners present a cheque to PSPA
The Dewsbury Road Runners present a cheque to PSPA

Dewsbury Roadrunners club captain John Calvert said: “I’ve known Tony for around 20 years, through running with the club. He was a well-liked member who often organised different events. The Flat Cap 5 run was established by Tony around 10 years ago, so it is a fitting tribute that we have renamed the run in his memory.”

Each year the Flat Cap 5 run takes place as close to Yorkshire Day, 1 August as possible. The five-miles run takes in the Dewsbury-Ossett greenway, off road paths and the canal towpath. The event finishes at the Leggers Inn pub, where participants enjoy a beer together.

John continues: “Last year, the club raised £4,300 for PSPA. £1,800 was raised via the five miles run and the rest, members donated in Tony’s memory. We will be running the Flat Cap 5 for PSPA again this year to keep Tony part of our annual event.”

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Tony’s wife, Anne-Marie, and daughter were present at the cheque presentation, along with 20 members of the Dewsbury Roadrunners.

More information about the Flat Cap 5 can be found on the running club’s website and Facebook page: and Facebook

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