Moor Park 10k and fun runs 2022 raised over £47,500 for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

More than 900 runners took part in the event on Sunday 25 September, including 43 different schools and 32 running clubs.

Runners from Watford Joggers took first, second and third place in the 10k run. The school’s shield winner was Northwood College for Girls, who had over 100 runners taking part. 

Joe Dunster – fundraising manager at East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity, which supports Mount Vernon Cancer Centre as well as Hertford County Hospital, Lister Hospital and the New QEII Hospital – said: “It was a great day. Thank you to everyone who ran, or walked, and helped raise vital funds for the centre.”  

Many of those who took part were raising funds to thank staff at the centre for care received for themselves, family or friends.

Bindya Kotecha, who is being treated for breast cancer at the centre, walked the 10k route.

Bindya said: “Since my diagnosis of breast cancer and the incredible care I am receiving, all I have wanted to do was raise awareness for this charity. I feel that my new mission in life is to get together and make a difference to other people’s lives.”

Assistant director of the cancer division at the centre, Trisha Webbe, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in Moor Park 10k and fun runs to raise funds for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

“The money raised will help us fund complementary therapy sessions at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre for patients having treatment for cancer. Thank you again for helping us provide this invaluable support when people need it.”

Save the date - next year's Moor Park 10k and fun runs will take place on 24 September 2023.