Epic 30-mile run in aid of film project

Coun Kate Cook and Andy Burn on their fundraiser.

Coun Kate Cook and Andy Burn on their fundraiser.

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A Sleaford filmmaker and district councillor have completed an epic 30-mile sponsored run to help get a Second World War story to the big screen.

A Sleaford filmmaker and district councillor have completed an epic 30-mile sponsored run to help get a Second World War story to the big screen.

Samuel Drury from Carre's Grammar School being awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering by Dr John Robinson from The University of Nottingham. 20151030_a_wiard_0971.NEF

Samuel Drury from Carre's Grammar School being awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering by Dr John Robinson from The University of Nottingham. 20151030_a_wiard_0971.NEF

Andy Burn, of Tin Hat Productions, and Coun Kate Cook, member of North Kesteven District Council for the Osbournby ward, took on the challenge last Sunday.

The aim was to raise funds for the completion of Our Shining Sword project, a Second World War tale that Tin Hat Productions hopes will become its first feature film.

The route was inspired by an idea of Coun Cook to run to all the villages in her ward (in the end, it included 17 of the 20). The effort saw them start at 7.30am and finish, as it began to get dark, at about 4pm.

Andy said: “The last seven miles from Aswarby to Silk Willoughby, taking in Northbeck and Scredington, were unbelievably tough.

“We power walked, limped, the whole way, breaking into a pitiful jog for the last 100 meters to the Three Horseshoes, Silk Willoughby.”

He said the endeavour was thought to have raised close to £300 for Our Shining Sword.

Andy added: “More importantly, we have given Our Shining Sword more positive publicity and have shown just how passionate and determined we are to get the film finished.”

To support the project, visit www.ourshiningsword.com