THE ANNUAL presentation for the Thurrock Cycle Marathon took place this week.
A total of £24,823 was raised for charity, with £6,150 going to the Jordon Wright Trust, and £5,060 to the Callum Branch Trust.
The Mayor’s charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, got £1,700.
The other charities that benefited from marathon sponsorship money were St Luke’s Hospice, Essex ASBAH, Cancer Research, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Christine Willett Trust, Footsteps, FEPT MacMillan Nurses and the Neuroblastoma Society.
The Rotary Club would like to thank Thurrock Council for its grant of £1,150 that went towards advertising, and refreshments for the marathon, and Decathlon in Lakeside retail park, which donated a racing bike for the prize draw that was won by Ben Reece, 23, from Grays.
The club would also like to thank Costco in Lakeside which donated 200 bananas for riders, and its main sponsors Lakeside Shopping Centre, Port of Tilbury, Small Fish Consultants, Petroplus, and Grays Shopping Centre.
A spokesman added: “ As well as the sponsors a great deal of work is done by people outside the of the marathon, “These people include Wendy Smith from Grays Police, Dave Bunce and Peter Manning from St John’s Ambulance, Matt Kiely and Deborah Wooton from the Mayor’s Office.
“Without their time and efforts the marathon would not be able to run.”