It was a great thrill to take part in the Regency Run on Sunday, not least to take in the magnificent views of Leamington from the top of Newbold Comyn and raise money for the 'No More Floor' campaign. More than 2,000 runners took part, supporting charities, local community projects and other good causes. Since its creation 13 years ago the event has raised more than £250,000 and as its popularity grows year on year, it's great to see such community spirit among those taking part. I look forward to the Two Castles Run in June which I am sure will also have the same enthusiastic support!
As the weather improves and the evenings get lighter we can anticipate a packed schedule of events in the coming months across the constituency. These will range from food and drink festivals, the Folk Festival, which is a particular favourite and is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded of its type national events, attracting people from all over the country and abroad, and the creativity on display at Art in the Park, amongst others. A big thank you must go to all the volunteers - the organisers and marshals – without their support these events would not take place.
These festivals play an important role, bringing together friends and family and fostering community pride. They increase in number and get larger and better each year which is surely a proud testament to the ever growing vitality of our area.
We are fortunate to live in a place that attracts and supports such a variety of sporting, gastronomic and cultural activity and by celebrating local talent and business these events promote health and wellbeing, attracting visitors and help to boost our local economy.
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