On the run for St Albans museum project

Ready to join the race to help make it happen with Cllr Brewster (second from right), some young con

Ready to join the race to help make it happen with Cllr Brewster (second from right), some young convicts and runners from the Harpenden Arrows including the New Museum and Gallerys Capital Programme Manager, Tom Hallam (front row second from left - Credit: Archant

Costumed convicts broke out of St Albans’ Georgian prison cells to help support the campaign to build a new museum in the city centre.

Participants in the St Albans Half Marathon on June 14 are being encouraged to dress up in classic prison outfits and do their bit for the project.

The St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust is currently raising £1.7 million towards the renaissance: St Albans project to create a new museum and gallery in the Georgian Grade II* listed St Albans Town Hall.

Trustee Cllr Annie Brewster said: “You can contribute to the new museum and gallery project at the same time as getting fit by just entering or, even better, getting sponsored for your particular race. What a wonderful way for people of all ages to support this city-changing project whether you want to walk or run anything from the full half marathon distance to 1.5 miles. You do not have to be dressed in convict outfits, although I will be presenting a prize for the most appropriately dressed competitor.”

To participate sign up at www.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk and then it is easy to start fundraising on the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust’s BT MyDonate page


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Ssearch for the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust on BT MyDonate www.btplc.com/mydonate/ or www.stalbansmuseumsandgalleriestrust.org.uk/donate/

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