Weʼve raised £300 to benefit four causes Women Can feel strongly about
- Tipton St John, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 14th July 2018
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Organisers of the Women Can Marathon, the first women only marathon in Devon, have selected four regional and national organisations as their nominated charitable causes for 2018, representing causes they feel strongly about.
Race director Pauline Beare selected FORCE, the Exeter-based cancer support charity, founded in 1987 to help anyone locally affected by the disease.
“We all know someone affected by cancer. FORCE is local and supports so many people. It’s a perfect fit for us,” she said.
Pauline was a founder of the Women’s Running Network and has been a lifelong advocate of promoting and helping women succeed in sport and she has also chosen the national charity Women in Sport, which enables women to find fulfillment in physical activity.
Jo Earlam, who founded the Women Can Marathon in 2017, has selected two organisations working in the field of dementia as her chosen causes.
“I lost my dad and several other family and friends to dementia. It’s an awful disease that is becoming more prevalent. I’m sure many of our runners will have a family member or know someone who has been affected," she said.
“Another link is that exercise has been shown to help stave off dementia, and running a marathon is an excellent way to keep active. My chosen charities are working in research and in community awareness, both really important for changing the lives of people with dementia.”
BRACE is a Bristol based charity that raises funds across the South West to support dementia research within the south west region.
Exeter Dementia Action Alliance is a community organisation working towards making Exeter a dementia friendly city.
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Jun 8, 2018
Jun 7, 2018
Thank you for a lovely weekend, I look forward to next year!
Jun 1, 2018
A huge thank you to the team for organising this event. This was my first half marathon. This donation is the sponsorship I received from Friends and Family.
May 29, 2018
Thank you (I think!) for a lovely day x
May 26, 2018
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Feb 6, 2018
We are delighted to be sponsoring Women Can for the second year running! Please see a small donation from our team.- IP Office Ltd.
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Tipton St John, United Kingdom
Women Can is a multi-terrain women only marathon and relay, set in scenic East Devon. The inaugural 2017 event was inspired by Kathrine Switzer defying a men only rule to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, proving that women can run 26.2 miles. The 2018 race is on Sunday May 27th.