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South-East's 'Fairy' fundraising update

Dannii Hutchins
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13 Feb 2015

Already this year we’ve had so many amazing fundraisers take part in events and challenges in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. We’ve had dry January’s, head shaves, school mufti days and netball tournaments – plus so much more in the pipeline for the South East community in 2015.

One fundraiser in particular has an exciting, and fairy unique fundraising event coming later on in the year. Nick Robey, one of our supporters in Berkshire is planning on flying his way around a 10K race course – fairy wings and all!

Nick, a sales consultant from Caversham, is running the Royal Berkshire 10K dressed as a fairy and plans on bringing 99 other fairies runners along with him.

The goal – to get 100 fairies in total to run the course, raising £100 each, making the team target an incredible £10,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

The reason – Nick was inspired to run the road race after his friend Laura was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) two years ago. When asked why he is taking part, Nick said:

“I really wanted to give her a reason to keep going during some of her tougher times. The Royal Berkshire 10K seemed the perfect race. It’s long enough to set a challenge, but a distance that most people after a bit of training can either run or walk. If everyone gets involved in this then together we could really do something incredible”

With this idea, Nick then logged onto eBay, got the tutu and fairy wings and started gathering his team of fairy companions.

The Royal Berkshire 10K will take place on Sunday 17 May, starting and finishing at Green Park in Reading.

To find out how to join or support Nick Robey’s team, visit 100fairies.co.uk

Fundraising events such as this are incredibly valuable to us, not just as the South East region, but also to the charity as a whole. Without events such as these, we wouldn’t be able to fund the vital research into blood cancer.

If you have an idea that you want to turn into a life-changing fundraiser, contact your regional team

South East team

Coordinator: Dannii – dperrin@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk
Manager: Caitlin – coneill@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk

Comments

16.02.2015

This is fantastic! The idea of 100 fairies pounding the pavements of Berkshire to help beat blood cancer is amazing. I hope Nick's training is going well. Will you be joining, Dannii, as the fairy godmother?

17.02.2015

Sadly I won't be a running fairy myself - any running or marathon training is on a serious hold right now! But I can't wait to see everyone else all dressed up. 

19.02.2015

What a great idea! Love it when people come up with something a little different - I'm sure they will stand out from the crowd!