10 March 2011
Jonathon dons his tracksuit
Jonathan Clarke, director of a recruitment consultancy from Broadstairs, is running the Paddock Wood Half Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jonathan, who runs the company Morgan Jones at the Broadstairs branch, is hoping to raise £500 from his family, friends and business partners.
This amount could fund a Macmillan nurse for nearly three working days, meaning more people affected by cancer can get the expert advice, information and support that they need. Jonathan has been training hard to try and achieve his goal. He has been personally touched by the work that Macmillan professionals do and is pleased to be joining Team Macmillan this year:
'Like many people, I have been touched by the amazing support that the charity gives to people affected by cancer. I know what wonderful support the Macmillan nurses give as they cared for a very good friend of mine who passed away from the illness. Since it is Macmillan’s centenary it is great to be running for them and I would like to help make a special difference.'
His company, Morgan Jones, has raised money for many charities in the past but last year they decided to make a commitment to one charity and formed a partnership with Macmillan. The staff sees it as an important way to give something to the charity whilst also benefiting from team-building through the fundraising event.
The Paddock Wood Half Marathon is Kent’s largest road race and attracts over 2,000 runners every year. It will take place on Saturday 27 March at 10am. The course runs through some of Kent’s finest countryside and is regularly voted amongst the best races in Runners World 100.
Fundraising manager Laura Kennedy says: 'we are really grateful to all our runners for taking part and supporting people affected by cancer. It would be fantastic if more people got involved and joined the centenary team. It certainly creates an energetic team spirit to help them get to the finish line!'
To make a donation to Jonathan for his Half Marathon challenge, visit his fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/Jonathan-Clarke1
Interested in running for Team Macmillan?
First sign up for the race via the Paddock Wood Half Marathon website.
Then register to join Team Macmillan
For those who would rather take part is a shorter run, there is a also a 2Km flat road Fun Run that takes place at 10.30am in Paddock Wood on the same day.
For more information on taking part in runs for Macmillan, call the Kent team: 01622 600 050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org