Five of the 43,000 people who took part in the 2019 London Marathon chose Lingen Davies Cancer Fund as their nominated charity to raise money for. All five runners had a personal link to the charity and as well as training for the 26.2 miles, Helen, Adam, Simon, Nick and Steve raised £14,407.88! A wonderful amount that contributed to the success of the charity’s recent £1.25 million appeal.
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund exists to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales. Money raised is put towards buying pieces of equipment and funding well-being programmes to ensure the best possible cancer care is available in the local area. Since the charity was founded in 1979, it is estimated they have raised £20 million for local cancer services, and have impacted the care of over 80,000 patients.
Lingen Davies recognised their efforts at their Annual Awards Evening last week by presenting them with a framed certificate.
Lizzy Coleman, Events and Fundraising Officer at Lingen Davies says “We are incredibly grateful, and in awe of anyone who takes on the brave task of running the marathon in aid of our charity. The London Marathon contributes a huge amount to our fundraising every year and so it’s great to have the support of our local community.”
This was the 5th year the charity had been lucky enough to secure 5 places in the marathon, as part of their fundraising efforts, and have another 5 places up for grabs in the 2020 London Marathon, on 26th April. Applications are now open for anyone who wants to take on the running challenge while raising money for the charity.