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 £20k in 2019 our team will take on a number of individual and team challenges. Our main event is our 5th Charity Golf Day held on 21 June 2019 at Dudsbury which raised over £16k
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 £20k 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. Now I need to up the miles!!!
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 then I would be extremely grateful.
New Forrest Runners
Kate and her 9 year old daughter Emma are running
the £5k…definitely not as good as a marathon but we are hoping it all
helps! Please support Kate and Emma in helping raise money for the
amazing Wessex Cancer Trust.
Geoff is running the 10k and is very helping us reach our
£20k target for Wessex Cancer Trust. Thank you so much for your support
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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