Team Ron joins race for charity

Alex Huckerby and Danny Howard are aiming to get 300 runners for this year's Fun Run
Alex Huckerby and Danny Howard are aiming to get 300 runners for this year's Fun Run
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A TEAM made up of a Radio 1 DJ, a British title winning boxer and a Blackpool club promoter are hoping to become record breakers.

The Randy Ron events crew have been at the forefront of the resort’s party scene since the company was set up by Alex Huckerby in 2009.

And after running nights at the Residence nightclub in Poulton and hosting events in clubs across Blackpool, Alex is turning his attention to fundraising.

Along with his business partner Danny Howard – the latest addition to Radio 1’s DJ roster – he hopes to enter a team of 300 runners for this year’s Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k Fun Run.

Alex said: “We want to be the largest team which has ever entered the Blackpool 10k. Ideally, we’d like to raise more than £5,000, but it’s going to be tough.

The money raised will go towards this year’s main beneficiary the NSPCC, and Alex and Danny’s chosen charities Kidney Research, Lancashire Air Ambulance and Highfurlong School.

He added: “They are four great charities and it’s great if we can give something back to the area.

“Our charities are very close to home.

“My grandparents do a lot of work for the Air Ambulance and they were very proud when I told them about this.

“And we are happy to help Highfurlong School because my girlfriend’s mum works there and a few of their teachers are running as well.”

As well as having the latest star of Radio 1 running the 6.2 miles along the Prom on May 13, the team have called on the services of resort British light-middleweight champion Brian Rose.

Danny, who is running the Fun Run in memory of his father – who passed away two years, said: “It makes sense to do this because my dad died from a string of kidney related problems.

“The words ‘fun’ and ‘run’ don’t usually go together, especially when it’s on a Sunday morning and I’ve been at work the night before.

“But it’s for a good cause and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

Danny is calling on runners to come forward and help the team with their record attempt.

He added: “It’s very important and would be a great achievement to get the biggest team together.

“The Fun Run means a lot to everyone in Blackpool and the NSPCC is a huge and very important charity.

“We want to raise as much as possible and when times are hard there’s only so much you can ask for, but we will hopefully break a record in the process.

“I’m very focused on the charity which means the most to me and I think everyone who runs has that motivation to do well for their charity.”

Kathryn Taylor, NSPCC corporate manager for Blackpool, said: “The Blackpool 10k Fun Run looks set to be a great day out for everyone involved with an incredible atmosphere.

“It is only with the generosity of people fundraising for the charity that we can offer our services. We couldn’t do it without you.”