£150,000 raised for local Charities
21st June 2011
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The Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon has been going from strength to strength. Even a small blip like a snowstorm could not stop them!

This year’s charity will again be Macmillan Cancer Support, which benefitted from £42,000 of sponsorship for the 2010 race, with money still being collected.

Helen Chapman, Macmillan’s delighted Norfolk fundraising manager, said, “All of us at Macmillan are very proud to have been chosen as the official charity once again. Last year’s event was a fantastic success and the money raised will all go to providing nurses and other specialist health and social care professionals; information services; financial help and advice and support via our emotional helpline for people affected by cancer.

“Just like last year, once runners have entered the race they can register to join Team Macmillan and they will be sent a pack containing fundraising and training advice, together with a special t-shirt and running vest.”

Hugh McGill, Race Director from City of Norwich Athletic Club, commented, “We were delighted to work with Macmillan last year as they made a great contribution to the atmosphere on the day. We are looking forward to working with them again in their centenary year.”

Mark Curtis, partner at Larking Gowen, added, “Macmillan do a superb job in helping all those affected by cancer; patients, their families and carers.

“We wanted to recognise this and are delighted with the amount raised for Macmillan last year, and also in previous years for other local charities.”

Full details of the race and how to enter can be found at http://www.cityofnorwichhalfmarathon.com


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