Drag race is a hit

FUN-LOVING fellas pounded the streets of Chesterfield to run up pots of cash for Ashgate Hospice.

Scores of big-hearted blokes dressed as ladies for the hospice’s ever-popular annual five-mile Fancy Drag Race on Sunday.

NDET 20-5-12 BWJ 11 Ashgate Hospice Drag Race.

NDET 20-5-12 BWJ 11 Ashgate Hospice Drag Race.

Runners pledged more than £36,000 for the hospice, on Ashgate Road, which provides free specialist care for the terminally ill.

Speedy Stuart Bond completed the five-mile fun run in 26 minutes and 40 seconds.

Emily Evans, a fundraiser at Ashgate Hospice, said: “It was an absolutely amazing day.

“We would like to thank everyone involved in this wonderful event.

“We’re looking to next year’s run already.”

For more information about Ashgate Hospice, visit www.ashgatehospice.org.