Team challenge for Bramham 10k

Companies are being challenged to put their running shoes on to raise vital funds to help beat cancer.

Organisers behind the highly successful Bramham Run have this week thrown down the gauntlet to firms to put forward teams for the popular event which will this year be staged on October 6 at the country park.

NAWN 1306171AM2 Andrew Beadnall of Beadnall  & Copley with Ann Newton of Cancer Research UK  (1306171AM2)

NAWN 1306171AM2 Andrew Beadnall of Beadnall & Copley with Ann Newton of Cancer Research UK (1306171AM2)

Run sponsor and Wetherby estate agent Andrew Beadnall said: “To boost entries this year we are encouraging local companies to put together their own teams to compete in the 10k and 5k runs or simply walk the beautiful grounds of Bramham Park.

“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.”

Organiser Ann Newton said that last year’s run attracted 500 entrants and raised over £7,000 for research based at St James’ in Leeds.

Some workplace based teams had their sponsor money match funded by their companies.

Andy Wilson, research engagement manager at the Leeds Cancer Research UK Centre said: “The charity provides over £5m a year to fund our research here in Leeds and almost every penny of that comes from supporters and events such as this fantastic fun run.”

To enter email: newtonbspa@gmail.com, or Wetherby@beadnallcopley.co.uk.