Why not take part in the Jane Tomlinson Leeds Half Marathon and help support the work of Marie Curie Nurses? On Sunday 13th May set off from the iconic Millennium Square and take in the sites of this bustling city Leeds has to offer. In preparation for those wanting to get in shape for summer and in doing so raise money for Marie Curie Cancer here’s some basic information you need to get organised.
I’m sure you all know or have some experience from your friends and family or loved ones of how cancer can affect lives. Not only is it a fun way to get fit it will give you a real sense of achievement, not everybody can say they’ve ran a half marathon! It can set you apart from others and could give you that edge on your CV that you didn’t have before. It’s a perfect opportunity to rally your friends together to have a fun, fulfilled day.
This 13-mile charity run offers a great challenge and is suited to first-time and experienced runners alike. With the marathon starting at 8:30am and finishing at 7:30pm you will have 11 hours to complete the marathon, there’s no pressure to be the best and get the fastest time. It’s about getting across the finishing line and achieving the 13 miles in order to raise money for this great charity.
Marie Curie has 2,000 nurses in the UK and last year they worked for 1,200,000 hours caring for terminally ill patients, including half of all cancer patients who die at home. If the 13-mile marathon isn’t for you then here is a way to get involved and make a difference. The opportunities are endless; you can start with something small like a cake sale at your office or University or can be something a bit bigger like a student fashion show. Whatever fundraiser you choose to do it will help, any donations help these nurses care for those who really need it.
If you need help join the Daffodil Team online, they will give you support all the way with training tips, a fundraising pack and advice from your local fundraiser on how to reach your sponsorship goal.