London 2012 Paralympic hopeful Ollie Hynd gives Active Ashfield Family Fun Run a boost

Ashfield's London 2012 Paralympic hopeful, Ollie Hynd joined runners at Ashfield School in Kirkby for the Active Ashfield Family Fun Run on Sunday, were he offically started the race.
Ashfield's London 2012 Paralympic hopeful, Ollie Hynd joined runners at Ashfield School in Kirkby for the Active Ashfield Family Fun Run on Sunday, were he offically started the race.

HUNDREDS of folk put their best foot forward for the Active Ashfield Family Fun Run on Sunday, where they were joined by London 2012 Paralympic hopeful Ollie Hynd.

Children, parents and grandparents ran, walked or were pushed a mile and also took the opportunity to show support for Ollie in his final preparations for the Paralympic Games later this year.

Some runners even wore fancy dress including wigs, masks and pyjamas as part of the annual fun run.

The day also included some warm up fun with Active Ashfield mascots Brocky Broccoli and Peggy Pineapple.

Money raised on the day through entry fees was donated to Olympians from Ashfield Support In Sport (OASIS) while Ollie, accompanied by his parents Helen and Darrell was given a £2,500 cheque by Ashfield District Council leader John Wilmott to help support his Paralympic dreams.

“We are honoured to have Ollie attend today’s event and it gives me great pleasure in being able to present such a fantastic amount of money raised to support local Paralympic athletes,” said Coun Wilmott.

“It is also very pleasing to see so many people come along with their families and take part in the fun run.”