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The "Gilby's" Great Midlands Fun Run page

We are competing in the Great Midlands Fun Run for Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield because of all the great work they do supporting others

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raised of £350 target
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  • Event: Great Midlands Fun Run, 05 Jun 2016

Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield

We offer support to breast cancer patients to ensure no one goes through cancer alone

Charity Registration No. 1059584


Hi Guy's

Yes, us Gilby's are yet again going to take part in the 2016 "Great Midlands Fun Run" { For the 7th year running } which takes place on Sunday 5th June 2016. We will again be raising money for an incredible charity called "Breast Friends" --- and will be competing as part of "Team Simmonite"

Breast Friends is a charity who support women with Breast Cancer and their families, it's a charity run by volunteers who have themselves had Breast Cancer, by women who know that you cannot predict when cancer will hit you, and how your life changes at the time it does.

They listen "Just Listen" --- No Form Filling

When someone is struck down with cancer there is a good chance that that person can no longer work, and that means less income coming into the house. This can cause financial problems, especially if there are children in the household.


This charity is very close to our hearts as on 10th October 2011 our friend Maria Simmonite lost her brave and courageous battle against Cancer. This year we again want to raise as much money as we can so that the charity can go on helping as many people as possible.

We know how much they helped Maria and her family, and we know how much she put back into the charity by motivating and gettting right behind all of us who were willing to help with fundraising.

Although she will not be there to welcome us back this year with her big smile and welcoming hug of thanks, we will raise a glass of something "Alcoholic" in her honour.

She wouldn't have wanted it any other way !!!!!!!

We would be extremely grateful if you would DIG DEEP in your pockets and make a donation / sponsor us for this wonderful charity, it really doesn't matter how much or how little you donate { Every Penny Counts }. Over the past 6 years we have raised about £3500 for the charity, and with this years target of £350 ( Hopefully we will raise more )  we want to get as close to the £4000 mark as we can.

Here's some information for those of you who don't know about the "Great Midlands Fun Run" --- It is a 8.5 mile Run / Jog / Walk { Most people Run or Jog } through the streets of Sutton Coldfield and Sutton Park, It has an entry level of 7000 places which get taken up very quickly and attract entrants from all over the U.K. The 8.5 mile all-tarmac route starts in Sutton Coldfield town centre, after 2.25 miles it enters Sutton Park, after approximately 4.5 miles on park roads including the infamous "Cardiac Hill" { This hill gets gradually steeper, which twists and turns as you go up ending in a 1 in 3 gradient with a turn of over 90 degrees at the top --- Hence the name } you exit the park and and return towards the town centre for the finish line.

I will be "Running" all the way and I am hoping to complete the course in around 1 Hour - 20 Mins.

Thanks for taking the the time to visit and read our "Just Giving" Page, Many thanks in advance for sponsoring us / donating to our charity.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.