Run to save lives

Macmillan Cancer Support is urging people in Deeside and Donside to take part in this year’s Balmoral 10k and raise money for people affected by cancer.

The charity is hoping to raise £5,000 from the run on April 28 and wants as many local people as possible to sign up and join Team Macmillan to help raise cash that will fund vital cancer services.

Fundraising manager for Aberdeen, Sheryl Bewick said: “Macmillan relies almost entirely on donations to fund our vital cancer services so we are really hoping a lot of local people will take on this run for us.

“Signing up to take on a challenge like this is a fantastic way to motivate yourself to get fit or to stay fit.

“If you decide to do it for Macmillan then it will give you even more motivation because you’ll know that with every step you take, you are raising money for people affected by cancer.

“You’ll also get fantastic support from Macmillan before the event with your training, and on the day there will be people there to cheer you on to help you over the finish line.“

All the money raised from the run will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services, from specialist nurses and doctors, to help and advice for people who have financial problems as a result of their cancer.

Locally, Macmillan has already funded 110 Macmillan nurses and 20 Macmillan citizen advisors who can provide financial advice and grants.

“The support Macmillan provides people affected by cancer is essential and many people would struggle to cope without it.

“However without people like you Macmillan really couldn’t do the work it does.”

To find out more about running the Balmoral 10k run for Macmillan, anyone interested can visit www.macmillan.org.uk/running or call 0300 1000 200.