Wetherby residents are being encouraged to step into their running gear and take part in this year’s Bramham Park Fun Run to raise vital funds for cancer.
Organisers of this year’s annual fun run, which takes on Sunday October 6, are also hoping to get local businesses on board to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Last year, the run, which is sponsored by Wetherby based estate agent Beadnall Copley, raised £7,500 for the charity with nearly 500 people taking part.
Fun Run organiser Ann Newton said: “This year we hope to hugely increase the number of entrants and are keen for local businesses and groups of families and friends to enter teams.
“We hope sponsorship can raise substantial, much needed funds for Cancer Research UK in the hope of helping to eradicate this evil disease, which it is believed will affect one in two of us in future years.
“People enjoy the event and return regularly, many of them have survived cancer and want to help others.”
Since the first event in 1999 at the privately owned 500-acre Bramham Park, more than £92,000 has been raised for the charity.
Run sponsor and estate agent Andrew Beadnall said: “Just as in other businesses, we at Beadnalls have colleagues who have personally suffered and survived and sadly there are those amongst us who have lost loved ones to cancer.
“This is a great way to help build team spirit in a work place and at the same time for businesses to raise sponsorship from clients, customers, friends and family.”
This year the run will start at 10.30am, with a professional warm up at 10.15am, the entry fees before the day are £8 for adults, £4.50 for children and £19.50 for a maximum of four people.
Registration and sponsorship forms are available from Ann Newton on 01937 841470.
For more information visit www.bramhamparkfunrun.org.uk. Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world, aims to support research into cancer and gives support to those suffering from the disease. Visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.