4 May 2011
Paul and Dan raring to go.
Kent resident Paul is to run 71 miles in the dark for Macmillan Cancer Support.
A local man who works at the Golf Club of the Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel is doing a night time run of 71 miles on 10 June to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Paul is doing the run with his friend and colleague, Dan, who works at the Hotel’s leisure club.
The hotel in Hythe has been a dedicated supporter of Macmillan for a long time and the staff hold regular quiz nights to raise money for the charity. They will also be hosting a barbeque with a raffle after the event to celebrate and raise more money for Macmillan. One of Paul’s friends, who is a member of Middlesborough Premiership Club, will be donating football shirts to be given as prizes at the raffle.
Paul and Dan’s run, which is 2.5 times longer than a marathon, will start at 9pm from Brighton Pier. They will run along the coast and hope to finish back in Hythe the next morning at 10-11am. They are both keen runners and have been training hard for their run.
Paul hopes to reach a fundraising target of £1000 through his running event. This would fund a Macmillan nurse for more than a working week, meaning that more local people affected by cancer receive the expert advice and support that they need.
Paul says: 'We have always supported Macmillan Cancer Support in the hotel, as they are a fantastic charity. The work they do to support people affected by cancer is really important and we are only too pleased to be running for them.'
Fundraising Manager, Laura Kennedy, is grateful for the fundraising run that Paul and Dan are doing: 'We really appreciate the support that Paul and Dan are giving to Macmillan through their long distance run. It is a very challenging event and the funds they raise will go a long way to helping people affected by cancer in the local community.'
Macmillan fundraisers hope that Paul’s epic run will inspire other people to get involved in running events to raise money for an important cause. As Macmillan celebrates its centenary, fundraisers are trying to build a centenary team of runners to fly the flag for the charity.
Find out more
For more information on running for Macmillan, visit our running web pages. Or call Laura Kennedy on 01622 600 050.