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Fens of Fury 2013

7k Charity Run on the 7th April - organised by students at ARU!!

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Date: 07/04/13


Forget the image of students sitting at a computer or propping up the union bar. Final year students at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge (ARU) will be setting their community a demanding physical challenge as they organise the ‘Fens of Fury’ 7k charity run, on 7th April 2013. In partnership with Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) this is set to be an exciting addition to the sporting calendar for 2013.


The event is in aid of the Delirium and Dementia Services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge. Fens of Fury will take place at Sunnyridge Farm, Lode. The 7k course will consist of 9 awesome obstacles for participants to overcome. Ranging in difficulty from medium to moderate, the main aim of the run is to have fun raising money for charity. There are still prizes for the person who can complete it in the quickest time so the competition is on!


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Addenbrookes’ dementia and delirium ward has just 27 beds; however, there are over 330 beds across the entire hospital occupied by dementia and delirium patients. Nurses have a complex task of managing the health of patients, whilst making them feel comfortable and relaxed within a strange environment. Where we can help is to provide funding for such things as media devices, painting of the wards so patients can remember which bays they are in, staff training and staff awareness.


The organisers of ‘Fens of Fury’, the first charity run set up by the university, are: Lily Robins, Martin Brooks, Joshua Watson, Freddie Connolly and Victoria Carver. They are all final year students on the BA Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management course at ARU. The event is part of their final dissertation project to complete their degree.


“We are really excited to be able to put on this event for ACT in aid of dementia and delirium. It is a cause close to our hearts and we are delighted to be able to make a small difference at the hospital. We hope that people will enjoy Fens of Fury and help us to raise money and awareness for dementia and delirium in the Cambridge area and further afield.” – The Fens of Fury Team.


Other activities at the event will include:

  • Stalls selling the best local produce and showcasing the area’s best shops
  • Viewing areas suitable for the family
  • Delicious food outlets and refreshments
  • Raffles and competitions and prize giving


The Fens of Fury charity run is open to everyone so get your trainers ready and run off those extra Christmas pounds by getting in training.


For more information or to register to enter the event please visit:

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