Dingles set to join in charity dash

Fell runners have the chance to race TV’s

famous Dingle family – all

in the name of charity.


actors Emma Atkins, alias newly-wed Charity Dingle, Jeff Hordley, the

villainous Cain Dingle, and his younger brother Sam Dingle played by

James Hooton, will join Chris Chitle, rogue antique dealer Eric Pollard,

and local runners for the David Staff Memorial Fell Race on Sunday.


five-mile fell race involves 900 feet of climbing and centres on

Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen.


Blackburn Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil, David Staff, died aged

17, after collapsing near the end of the 10k Darwen Dashers Road Race in


He was found to be suffering

from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition resulting from the

thickening of the heart muscles.


aim of the race, which has been held annually since David’s death, is to

create awareness of heart disease in the young and hopefully prevent

unnecessary deaths.


Staff, David’s father, is organising the event.


said: “It is a great day that can be enjoyed by everybody, and we

hope to raise as much money as possible so that we can make an impact on

other people’s lives.”


entrance fee of £3 per runner will be donated to Cardiac Risk in the


Supporting the event are

companies Akzo Nobel, Crown Berger and Blackburn Sports Council.