16 Mar Fun Run event to support cancer centre at Colchester General Hospital
The Cancer Centre Campaign is hoping to raise £20,000 during their off-road fun run being held in Nayland this summer.
Half of the profits from the 3K, 5K and 10K events on Sunday 2 July will be donated to the £3.25m campaign to create an integrated cancer centre at Colchester General Hospital.
Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC) is hoping that as many people as possible taking part will make a donation to its campaign or raise money through sponsorship.
The “Nayland 10K” event, which will also include the two shorter distances, is the idea of Luke Rumbelow
“Every ability of runner can take part – let’s have some fun and raise some money!” he said.
“As well as having a passion for running, I also love cycling and organise the annual Tour de Norfolk which attracts about 1,500 riders and raises funds for The Big C Appeal cancer charity in Norfolk and Waveney.
“I’d prefer to support a local rather than a national cause. That’s why, after meeting up with Colchester Hospitals Charity, I decided that half the profit from 2 July will go to the Cancer Centre Campaign and the other half to Nayland Community Council.”
Caroline Bates, CoHoC’s Head of Charity and Fundraising, said: “We are delighted to be involved with the first Nayland 10K run and hope that Luke will be able to reach his target of raising £20,000 for the Cancer Centre Campaign.
“We’ll be giving a running vest to anyone who raises a minimum sponsorship of £250 before the run and look forward to seeing hundreds of runners in CoHoC colours.“
More information on the event and registration can be done via: www.nayland10k.co.uk