Cancer Research has always been a cause close to Clean Shield’s Mobile Supervisor Charlie’s heart and after seeing a recent television campaign highlighting the fact that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, Charlie decided she would like to raise some money for this worthwhile cause.
After visiting the Cancer Research website, Charlie felt that the best way would be to enter the annual Race for Life.
Although this ever-popular fundraiser is a national event, most towns and cities across Britain hold their own local race, with the famous Cheltenham Racecourse being Charlie’s closest venue.
This year’s race for life was being held on Sunday 3rd October and could be ran over 5K or 10K. As everyone knows at Clean Shield, Charlie is never one to do things by half, so it came as no surprise when she entered the 10K race.
In the weeks preceding the Race for Life, Charlie spent what little free time she had on building up her stamina for the big day.
Sunday 3rd turned out to be a perfect autumnal day for running, with a mild temperature, cloud cover and a slight breeze, which made the view from the racecourse even more stunning than normal, the route itself is a mix of grass, gravel, and woodchip paths, that run along the edge of the racecourse and into nearby fields.
Charlie finished the course in a very respectable time and smashed her target of £150 to raise over £300 (including gift aid).
Clean Shield MD, Kathy Price, said “Everyone at Clean Shield is very proud of Charlie for what she has achieved, what I find particularly impressive is how Charlie managed to train for the race despite the busy work schedule at this time of year”. Well done Charlie.