Cookes Furniture limbers up for Great Midlands Fun Run

With less than a week to go until the Great Midlands Fun Run, the countdown is officially on, and the Cookes team are limbering up ahead of the popular 8.5mile route.

Locally-based home retailer and main sponsor of the Great Midlands Fun Run, Cookes Furniture, will have all three generations of the family-run business taking part, alongside thousands of other runners on Sunday 3rd June.

This year’s run will also see the return of Cookes Furniture’s giant selfie frame, giving runners the opportunity to recognise their achievement with a celebratory snap at the end of the route.


James Pike, MD of Cookes Furniture, says:

“As sponsors, we’ve been involved with this marvellous event since 2003, always happy to play our part in such a wonderful celebration of local spirit and generosity towards all kinds of good causes.

It’s a real team effort for us, with all the Cookes family, plus colleagues and friends joining us to show their support on the day.

Once again we’re marking the occasion with our giant selfie frame, a memorable way for those taking part to celebrate with a photo to take away!”


The Midlands-based store has presented the Cookes Furniture commemorative medals at the finish line and been a main sponsor of the Fun Run since it began in 2003, helping to raise a grand total of £2.8 million over the years.

The Great Midlands Fun Run sets off from the town centre at 11am on Sunday 3rd June. For more information, visit

30th May 2018

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