Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Race for Life 2013 - Support Me to Raise Some Dough


This year Brioche Pasquier UK, French Family Bakers since 1936, are supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. The new champion sponsor of Race for Life hopes to raise £15,000 to help fund vital research to beat over 200 types of cancer, as well as offering up to £10,000 worth of free child entry vouchers in the lead-up to race days throughout the UK.

Me, back in 1999, before my first Race for Life in Cardiff!

I will be running Race for Life in Guildford at the end of May and I'm really looking forward to it. I first ran Race for Life in 1999 in Cardiff with my best friend as that's where she lived at the time. It was a great event then - I looked back in my diary to that day and my comment about it was that I was breathing like Darth Vader by the end of it - my fitness is not so great now, so they'll be no change there then this year! Since then I've taken part 6 times and I've loved it everytime. There is such a feeling of cameraderie and that everyone is in it together. I was first inspired to run as my Grandfather had passed away from a form of bone cancer and it was my way of trying to do something positive in his memory. Since then in 2009 my Dad was diagnosed with Myeloma and other family members have also suffered, most recently my wonderful Nan who is about to be treated in the next couple of weeks. So you see it affects a lot of people and it's the work of Cancer Research UK that helps to keep the likes of my Dad and Nan surviving. This year I'll be running the race with both of them first and foremost in my mind. If you fancy sponsoring me then you can do so at 

If everyone I know sponsored me a teeny tiny £1 it would be fantastic! I've been very lucky to be sponsored by the Race Sponsors at Brioche Pasquier to the tune of £250, so any more on top of that would be amazeballs.
Brioche Pasquier have got two fantastic Race for Life promotions that are worth checking out:

The first of the promotions, ‘Run with Your Mum’ packs, hit shelves recently in leading supermarkets and will be included on the filled brioche range. The initiative is to encourage up to 1,000 mums to run with their children by covering the £10 entry fee for the child.

The second promotion, ‘Raise Some Dough’, which runs throughout June and July gives customers the opportunity to win donations of up to £100 to send to friends or family taking part in a Race for Life event through their JustGiving page - or alternatively they can simply donate to the Brioche Pasquier Race for Life team.

At over 200 Race for Life events this summer, Brioche Pasquier UK will also be rewarding every participant crossing the finish line with a sample from PITCH, its filled brioche range. In addition, Brioche Pasquier will be hosting a variety of exciting experiential activities across 10 events, enhancing the overall race day experience for participants and their families.

If you fancy entering Race for Life, e
nter now at or via the hotline on 0845 600 6050. The entry fee is £14.99 for adults and £10 for girls 16 and under. This covers the costs of staging the event series and means that money raised in sponsorship can go to help beat cancer. Events take place across the UK from May until the end of September

Facts about Race for Life

· Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is the UK’s largest women-only event series that helps raise vital funds to help beat cancer

· Since Race for Life started in 1994, an incredible six million participants have raised over £493million, more than any other UK event series raising money to fund cancer research

· Race for Life raises money that goes towards beating over 200 types of cancer affecting both men and women

Facts About Cancer Research UK

· Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
The charity’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 relies on every pound donated

Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty 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.

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

1 comment:

  1. Saw your pre run pics on facebook today! How'd it go? Will be doing the same in Nottingham. Sorry you've had to deal with cancer among those you love too. The gift of time and survival is a very powerful one indeed.