Cancer Research Fundraiser - Run 56


Cancer Research Fundraiser - Run 56

By: Paul Glossop feelgood, Cancer Research UK, Run 56

Cancer Research Fundraiser - Run 56

At first, I was sceptical about fundraising and asking for donations, as 2 miles a day didn't seem like a lot. However, my good friend Georgie convinced me to give it a try. Despite considering myself fairly fit for 44, this turned out to be a tough challenge.

I ran every day and completed over 70 miles, which was rough on my legs, especially without a rest day. There were times when running with injuries or illness made it mentally challenging, but I pushed through. I even managed to fit in other fitness activities such as Martial Arts, Personal Training, gym and 5-a-side football.

When I set up my fundraising page, I hoped to raise over £100 with a few small donations as my way of fighting back. But to my surprise, the response and generosity have been mind-blowing. Thanks to the support of friends, family, and friends of family, we've raised an outstanding amount of £2,040.05, putting us in 9th place (out of 4799) on the fundraising leaderboard.

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"When I signed up for the Run56 Challenge in February, I set a personal goal of running at least 2 miles every day. You can view my fundraising page to learn more about why I signed up for this challenge."

I'm so grateful for the kindness, support, and encouragement I've received throughout this journey. The response has been humbling, and I can't thank you all enough for your generosity. My dad, who lost his wife Sue last year, even ran 56 miles this month in Spain to support me, helping to raise funds from his friends. Congratulations and thank you Dad!

In summary, this challenge has been a difficult but ultimately rewarding experience. It has been a privilege to honor the memories of our lost loved ones and support friends who have been affected by cancer. The fight against cancer is an important cause, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to it.

I am deeply humbled by the overwhelming response to my challenge, which has demonstrated the significance of this cause to so many people. It is a reminder of the urgency of continuing to fight against cancer and the importance of supporting those who have been affected by it.