Members of my running club, Kingstone Runners, have raised more than £300 for Sarcoma UK, the bone and soft tissue cancer charity.
Around 50 runners took part in our club’s annual team-relay race, nicknamed the Dearne Valley Dash. Teams of three each completed a tough one-mile lap. It’s an off-road course and involves climbing rather a few steps. And, to make it even harder instead of a relay baton teams had to carry a teddy bear safely around the course.
It was a fantastic event with runners of all ages and abilities taking part to raise money for a charity very close to my heart. I am so grateful to my teammates for their efforts – not just in the running, but in organising, donating prizes for the raffle and, of course, for their generosity in donating money.
Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. The money raised will help Sarcoma UK to raise sarcoma awareness and improve standards of treatment and care. I was running in memory of my grandad, Geoff Hughes, pictured below enjoying a glass of wine at his 90th birthday a few years ago. Cheers Team Kingstone!