Millions of people are affected by cancer and every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed within the Wessex region alone. Wessex Cancer Trust believes there should be support available for everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it. They do this through their Support Centres where their dedicated team offer free support away from the hospital environment to anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer. Each year Wessex Cancer Trust reaches over 8,000 people in the local community.
Here at Simplify Consulting we are in awe of the amazing work that is done by Wessex Cancer Trust and are proud to support them particularly as our team have had personal experience of cancer impacting us and our families.
To raise as much money as we can our team will take on a number of individual and team challenges. Look out for some of the fundraising challenges and events we have coming up throughout the year which includes a charity car boot sale and a few sporting challenges including a first-time marathon!
Our main event is our Charity Golf Day on 21 June 2019 which we are hosting for the 5th year running.
Myself (Matt Short) and friends Peter May, Jon Fine & Carl Riordan will be running in the New Forest Marathon on Sunday 8th September. For 3 of us this will be our first Marathon. For me personally its always been on my bucket list and I've suddenly come to the realisation its not going to get any easier so decided to just get on and do it.
For those of you that know me you will be aware I don't like running or walking, I love playing sport but if there isn't a ball involved then I struggle to find the motivation. My motivation here is 1) to see if I can do it and 2) to help Simplify raise £10k this year for a fantastic cause.
I started in January by visiting a running shop in Brighton where my wife and I spent the best part of 2 hours getting everything I need as I had nothing. £400 quid later I'm ready to go and had to get over the fact I was wearing something I would laugh at if I saw my friends wearing the same! So I started running twice a week to train for the Hasting Half Marathon which I completed on Sunday 24th March in 2 hours 3 mins.
I now have just over 5 months to get marathon ready, watch this space...….
Most of the money we raise this year will come from the golf day but if we can contribute £1k from the marathon then I will be delighted, if you can help me achieve that they I would be extremely grateful.
We have an ambitious target to fundraise £10,000 and we intend on smashing this for such a worthy cause!
For more information on how you can get involved and help us reach our target please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the amazing work they do at Wessex Cancer Trust please visit their website on www.wessexcancer.org.uk
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