THE Mayor of Dudley will be running up a big total for his charities when he takes part in a 10k race.

Councillor Alan Finch, together with other councillors and Dudley Council staff including chief executive John Polychronakis will join hundreds of runners in The Great Black Country Road Run through Halesowen.

The group, running as part of the council’s Team DB, will be raising money for the mayor’s charities and other good causes at the event on Sunday September 22.

Race organisers, the Rotary Club of Halesowen and Rowley Regis, have agreed for the mayor’s chosen charities, The White House, Dudley, and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, to be benefit from the event alongside Air Ambulance, MacMillan Cancer Support, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Sunfield Children’s Home, Clent.

Cllr Finch said: “There will be thousands of people on the day raising money for charity, including my chosen charities, and it’s only right that as Mayor I get involved too to help boost the amount we can raise."

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