The Pavers Foundation has donated £400 to Cancer Research UK after Sandra Cowham, Assistant Merchandiser at our Head Office in York, completed The Great North Run, in Newcastle, to raise money for the cause!
Sandra and her husband, Paul, completed the half marathon on Sunday 8th September and we were thrilled to hear that together with the donation from the Pavers Foundation, they managed to raise an amazing £750 in total for Cancer Research UK.
“Thank you so much to the Pavers Foundation for helping me to raise money for this charity.
I wanted to support a charity that is helping to beat cancer, as the effects of cancer have reached our family and friends in some way. Creating a life full of great memories is essential to both me and my husband, and important that they are long-lived for everyone in our lives. I have previously completed a running distance of 10k, so to double this for the half marathon was a huge challenge for me, and one that has taken up many hours of training in the evenings and weekends. With that being said, I am so pleased that I did and I'm also very proud of my 2 hours 33 minutes!”Sandra Cowham, Assistant Merchandiser at our Head Office in York
About Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research, every step it makes towards beating cancer is funded through donations made by the public.
Cancer Research UK has played an integral part of the progress that has doubled the cancer survival rate in the UK in the last 40 years.
Today, 2 in 4 people survive cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate this progress, so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive cancer for at least 10 years.
Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
“We are incredibly grateful to Sandra Cowham and to the Pavers Foundation for their support and the generous contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work.
"1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and commitment of volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our life-saving research.”Rachel Speight-McGregor, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for York
To find out more about Cancer Research UK and the amazing work they do, please visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.