Kier Living has donated £1,000 to the Easingwold Parkrun – the final piece in a fundraising campaign to get the community event off the starting blocks.
Kier, which is currently building new homes at Hambleton Chase in the village, was delighted to pledge its support to the 5km weekly timed run events which are due to begin in July.
Work on the running track through Millfields public park is almost complete and Kier Living’s donation supports the cost of the infrastructure as well as items such as the chips to record run times and items such as the high visibility vests worn by volunteers.
Parkrun events are free to enter and open to everyone, taking place in pleasant parkland surroundings.
Sam Brackenbury, sales manager for Kier Living Northern, said they were delighted to support the Easingwold Parkrun which is only a short walk away from Hambleton Chase.
“Kier Living is excited to support the new Easingwold Parkrun and we wish the organisers every success in getting this great community event off the starting blocks this summer.
“The parkrun is one of the many great reasons to live in this beautiful market town and we’re sure that many of our customers at Hambleton Chase will be pleased to have such a great facility on their doorstep.”
Kier Living will be inviting people to celebrate its show home launch weekend in the next few weeks with the two four-bedroom properties, The Oakford and The Mapleford, available for viewing for the first time.
There will be celebratory refreshments including chocolates and ice-cream as well as face painting and a prize-draw and home-buyers who reserve their plot over the show home weekend will receive free carpets, light fittings and turf.
Hilary Dutton, a member of the Easingwold Parkrun core start up team, said: “Our special thanks go to Kier Living for their generous support of the Easingwold Parkrun. It promises to be a great community event that will bring real benefits to people living here and the surrounding areas.
“We are looking forward to our very first run – a wonderful opportunity to get fit, be sociable and enjoy the outdoors.”