Mum’s pants dash part of Hastings Park Run

Toni Gardner, Bexhill on Sea. SUS-150630-114528001
Toni Gardner, Bexhill on Sea. SUS-150630-114528001
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A mum who turned her embarrasment into a fundraiser has now got a date for the inaugural Pants Run.

The race will be a part of the Hastings Park Run on Saturday, August 22.

Toni Gardner, from Bexhill, has now got a venue for her pants dash to raise money for an infertility group in 1066 country.

She came up with the idea of running around in your underwear for charity after shutting her skirt in the door to chase after her toddler Eddie.

Toni left her skirt and ran down the road in her undies and after posting an apology on Facebook, the response inspired her to turn her escapades into a fundraiser.

Toni was worried the event might not happen this summer due to rising costs but with the help of the community she now has a date.

“I really cannot thank the wonderful citizens of Bexhill enough for your overwhelming support and encouragement,” she said.

“Truly, I have never lived anywhere like this. Thank you, from the bottom of my pants.”

Everyone who runs will be entered into a draw for afternoon tea at The Little British Tea Shop.

The race is free to join and to register visit parkrun.org.uk/hastings.

Only over-18s can run in their pants but everyone is welcome to join in.

The first meeting of the infertility group is scheduled for September 14 in Bexhill Old Town.

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