A four-strong team from Clearwater Corporate Finance in Nottingham is taking part in the 10K Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday 20 May to raise funds for the construction of a new cancer care centre in the city.
Paul Newell, Dan Bowtell, Louise Dytham and Perri Blakey are supporting a campaign by the Nottingham Evening Post to raise £500,000 towards the £3 million cost of constructing a Maggie’s Centre at the Nottingham City Hospital site.
Paul, a partner with Clearwater, says: “I lost mum to cancer two years ago. I did a 24-hour walk along the West Highland Way in Scotland later that year in her memory but have gone to seed since then. This seemed a great reason to get up and do something.”
Dan and Perri, have both seen close friends battle with cancer and were inspired to join the fundraising effort. Despite admitting that training is proving a challenge, they are both committed to taking part in the run.
Meanwhile Louise, who runs every Saturday with the Bleasby Camemberts, says: “I have fortunately not lost anyone close to cancer but we are all aware that it is a major killer and felt the Post campaign was a very worthwhile cause.”
The team are hoping to raise over £1000 for the cause. It is hoped that building work on the site can begin at the end of next year, with the new centre opening in 2009.