Rain no deterrent for our 10k runners
A team of 10k runners braved torrential rain to raise vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Rivervale Barn staff take on Yateley 10K for The Brain Tumour Charity!
It was a match made in heaven when local wedding venue staff took on the Yateley 10K on July 4th in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. The lousy British summer weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the runners as they took off in the pouring rain.
This was the second in the series of Yateley 10K runs this summer, but the first run for the Rivervale Barn team, most of whom were new to running. The team was made up of staff and family of the Yateley wedding venue, including chefs, waitresses and running team leader, Stuart Hill who wanted to support the Charity because of the local connection as well as helping to fund world class research into brain tumours.
Why is fundraising like this so important?
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest brain tumour charity funding world class research projects, providing support and information and raising awareness of this devastating disease. It relies 100% on voluntary donations and needs to raise £2million each year. Currently the charity is funding 19 world class research projects and the dedicated Samantha Dickson Brain Cancer Unit at the UCL Cancer, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this cruel and indiscriminate disease.
Lucy Knight, Fundraising Manager at The Brain Tumour Charity thanked the runners for taking part in the run. “These runners have not only shown great determination and grit in completing the course in this weather but they have also raised valuable funds that will help fund research into brain tumours. We couldn’t do the work we do without this kind of support.”