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Barratt Homes puts best foot forward at Romsey Relay Marathon

Employees from housebuilder Barratt Homes swapped their boots for trainers at the weekend as they took part in the fourth annual Barratt Homes Relay Marathon.

The event in Romsey saw more than 170 teams put their best foot forwards and take it in turn to run two laps of a 1.3-mile course before passing the baton to the next team member.

Barratt Homes, which is bringing new homes to Romsey through its Kings Chase development, sponsored the day and also fielded a team of 10 in the event.

Daniel Bateman, one of the Barratt Homes runners, said: “It was brilliant fun and such a great opportunity for us to meet with other members of the community here in Romsey. The Relay Marathon is fast becoming a firm favourite in the Romsey event calendar and it’s our pleasure to support the event each year.”

Event organiser, Charlie Daniel-Hobbs, added: “The Rotary Club of Romsey is so grateful to Barratt Homes for helping to make the event a great success again this year. We had record numbers of people taking part, which is great news as the event is not just a race, but a community-orientated day out and major fundraising opportunity for local charities.

“We’re still totting up the total raised from the weekend but at this early stage it looks like we’re certainly close to last year’s figure of £120,000.”

Barratt Homes is still accepting sponsorship towards its chosen charity for the event – Wessex Cancer Trust. To donate online visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/barrattsouthamptonrelay

For more information on next year’s event please visit www.romseymarathon.co.uk