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03.01.17

Over £289,000 raised for Cancer Research UK

The 18th annual Bramham Park Fun Run was another huge success this year, raising over £10,200 for Cancer Research UK. This means that more than £289,000 has been raised for Cancer Research UK since the Bramham Park Fun Run was first set up.

Andrew Beadnall, proud sponsor of the run, tells us why the run and the charity are close to his heart...

"I am thrilled to have raised such a large amount this year and as all the costs of the event are paid for by Beadnall Copley it means that every penny raised goes direct to Cancer Research UK. When I think that around £290,000 has been raised for CRUK over the years it is a real tribute to all those who have been involved, especially Ann and Geoff Newton who ran the event for sixteen years. Without them and all the volunteers none of this would have happened. I would love to think that we have been able to make a real change to help people. 

I have been involved with fundraising for Cancer Research UK and in the past for Cookridge Hospital Leeds as both my parents had cancer and unfortunately did not survive, but the care and treatment they received was incredible and in some small way I have been trying to say thank you. 

This year's run was very professionally organised and it was wonderful to see around 100 spectators turn up to support the 600 participants. 

The best thing about the run for me is seeing so many people running and walking in support of loved ones who are receiving treatment and those who are raising funds in memory of those who did not survive. I especially think of the Ledsham cricket team who run in memory of their team mate Jonny who passed away of cancer a couple of years ago. They run in full cricket whites accompanied by Jonny's parents and I always find that to be so emotional. 

This has always been Beadnall Copley's favoured charity and all our team turn out to help on the day, by running and walking and helping give out the goody bags. It's a truly fantastic event."

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