13 September 2013
Caroline Young, an employee at global law firm DLA Piper in Leeds, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by putting on the green wig and running 10k in fancy dress to work for 15 days. Caroline will be embarking on her 15 day challenge as she gets dressed up to run 10k every day, no matter what the weather. All proceeds raised by Caroline’s runs, totaling a huge 150k, will help raise essential funds for Macmillan by providing much needed services throughout Leeds to people affected by cancer.
More than one in three people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Macmillan ensures that every person affected gets the best experience possible, whether that be through practical or emotional support. Macmillan offers a wide range of services that ensures that no one has to face the fight alone.
Caroline explains 'It’s amazing what Macmillan Cancer Support are able to do to support people and their families and I’m really excited to be able to participate in my own personal challenge and help raise funds for Macmillan. My challenge will start on Monday 9 September and finish on Friday 27 September. I’ve been involved in organizing a lot of the events for my company DLA Piper as we are supporting Macmillan during 2013 and I’ve been inspired to get involved.’
Clara White, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan in Leeds says 'This really is a fantastic challenge Caroline has come up with and it will take real determination and effort to complete, especially when you take in to account our country’s rather changeable weather. Every penny Caroline raises will make a massive difference to the lives of cancer patients right here in Leeds. We quite simply couldn’t fund our incredible nurses without the support of amazing people like Caroline. We wish her the very best of luck and we are so grateful for her support.’
To support Caroline and to make a donation to Macmillan, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Young6. Alternatively, you can also text donations. Just text DLAP80 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070.