31 March 2011
John Derbyshire, Warburtons’ Paddock Wood Depot manager
Macmillan Cancer Support celebrated their Centenary at the Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday 27 March.
A team of around 30 runners were there to represent Macmillan, running to raise sponsorship for people affected by cancer. As the official race charity for the second year running, Macmillan hope to raise £7,500 from the event in 2011 – enough to fund 300 hours of support from a Macmillan nurse.
Laura Kennedy, Fundraising Manager for Kent, says: 'On behalf of the Kent Fundraising Team, I’d like to say a big thank you to our cheerers, runners and supporters – including Warburton’s and JCB – who helped make our Centenary Team one to remember in 2011. Thanks also to the Paddock Wood Athletic Club for choosing us as their race charity'.
A real mix of people took part: there was a team from Warburton’s Paddock Wood Depot, a carpenter, a police officer, a teacher and a civil servant.
Warburton’s also raised money for Macmillan on the day through the sale of their products.
For those who couldn’t make the event but would still like ot make a donation to Macmillan, payments can be made online at www.justgiving.com/macmillanpaddockwood. Just £25 would help fund an hour of support from a Macmillan nurse.
Macmillan is looking for runners to take part in events including the BUPA London 10k on 30 May and or the Macmillan 10k on 19 June. For more information, call Laura Kennedy on 01622 600050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.