By Thomas Hewitt
A local charity celebratedits 50th anniversary by hosting aRetro Family 5k Fun Run last month.
The event, which was inspired by the year Autism East Midlands was formed back in 1968,took placeat the Kelham Hall and Country Park in Newark.
Thirty-five runners, including adults and children, took part in the 5k run to raise invaluable funds and support local families who are affected by autism in the Nottingham region.
After rescheduling because of the heavy snow, the sun made an appearance and a great day was had by all.
Jack Knight, Autism East Midlands graduate community fundraiser co-oordinator, told the Local News: “After the initial postponement because of the the bad weather at the start of March, the event on Sunday could not have been met by better weather.
“The beautiful surroundings of Kelham Hall were a perfect setting for the fun-filled Retro Run and everyone had a wonderful time.
“All those who crossed the line did so with a huge smile on their faces and it was great to see so many donned in 1960s dress as well.
“Peace symbols were a plenty and the event was a real success.We can’t wait to be back at Kelham Hall in December for our 5k Santa Dash. A big thank you to everyone who got involved.”
For more information on the charity, visit www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk