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Added to website: 20 February 2017
Wonky Donkey Derby, 2017

In aid of Worldwide Cancer Research. Please support if you can. You can also donate on our JustGiving page >

Friday 17 March, 7pm till late
Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street, Saltaire

For advance tickets, go to our Facebook page >

Bring your wallets and purses for a night of fun racing and fundraising PLUS an amazing charity aution.

For advance tickets and more info go to our Facebook page >

In support of Phil Myerscough's challenge of running 40 marathon distances in 2017 (that’s 1,048 miles) for Worldwide Cancer Research - including the London Marathon, Bournemouth Marathon, Silverstone Half and The Great North Run - we're pleased to announce the donkeys are back! This time Caroline Club, Saltaire will host a great night of fun racing and fundraising. There will also be a charity auction with some fantastic donations up for grabs. 

You can donate via JustGiving

All proceeds will go to Worldwide Cancer Research and you can also donate at

www.justgiving.com/runbigphil

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

More about Phil's quest for raising money for Worldwide Cancer Reasearch

Phil Myerscroft: A few years ago a couple of friends lost their parents to this awful illness. Then my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought hard and was lucky to catch it early and is doing great now I'm happy to say. 

Recently more friends and family have been affected by cancer in one form or another. At the end of 2015 I also lost a friend, a mentor, someone who many years ago set me on my way to the career and life I have now. Sadly 2016 continued to get worse, when we lost my brother-in-law to a brain tumour. He was only 39, same age as me. He was also one of the wittiest and most creative people I've ever met and he's left a hole in the life of my sister, and also a great many more.

But things weren't done there. This time though I'm pleased to say there was some positive news with one of my friends winning her battle against breast cancer and another on the slow road to recovery after lymphomatic cancer. All told 2016 was horrible. But it's just a set of dates and the fight goes on.

As I've learnt cancer can take on many forms and affect people differently. I guess that's part of the reason it's so difficult to deal with and treat. It also affects everyone across the world. At some point you too will, I'm afraid, are very likely your life turned upside down by this disease either personally or through someone very close. If you haven't already.

So this is primarily for all of those people who have been lost or have beaten or have supported someone suffering with this awful disease and why I've chosen to continue my support of Worldwide Cancer Research. Last year I ran 512 miles. This year I'm doubling it and will run 1,048 miles which is 40 marathons (I'm 40 in May). The focus is London marathon in April, but I'm also running Bournemouth in October as well as Silverstone half in March and my 6th Great North Run in September - plus a lot of training.

Therefore, I need your help once more... Thank you so much.

 

   

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