Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Local Fun Run Supports Brain Tumour Charity

Dorridge Fun Run committee members Peter Haywood (left) and Peter Marshall (right) with Rob Hughes (centre) of Brain Tumour UK

Brain Tumour UK has been selected as one of the beneficiary charities for this year’s Dorridge Fun Run on 17th June.

Now in its eighth year, more than 1,500 runners and cyclists are expected to take part in the popular annual event. Money raised from the event will go towards funding groundbreaking research into brain tumours, as well as personalised support that Brain Tumour UK provides for patients and families across the Midlands during treatment.

Event Organiser, Peter Marshall said: “We are looking forward to a record turnout and exceeding our fundraising target of £35,000 to ensure that Brain Tumour UK can continue its important work.

“Participants can choose between a three or eight mile route through the Warwickshire countryside and with roads closed and a choice to run or cycle it is a great family event.”

Brain Tumour UK operates across the country and earlier this month (April) joined forces with Solihull based brain tumour charity The Joseph Foote Trust. 

The charity was set up by Andy Foote, who lives in Dorridge, after his two year old son Joseph was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Joseph died in 2007.

Andy has now joined Brain Tumour UK’s board as a Trustee. He said: “We are tremendously grateful to have such a fantastic response and so much enthusiasm for the charity.”

Brain Tumour UK funds research and provides invaluable support to people throughout the Midlands who are affected by brain tumours.

“It is so important that we raise awareness to help fight this terrible disease.”

People wanting to take part in the fun run should visit http://www.dorridgefunrun.org/ or contact Brain Tumour UK on 0845 4500 386.

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