David's got his running shoes on to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support will benefit from a range of fundraising plans at Raywell Hall Country Lodge Park in 2015, including director David Coates running the Hull 10K on June 14 and the Great North Run on September 13.
The charity is close to his heart, as his father-in-law, Harry Peacock, 76, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
David, 40, said: “Macmillan has been a massive help and support to Harry and we are delighted to announce them as our nominated charity for this year.
“I’m in training for the runs and the other members of the team will also get involved with their fundraising events. It’s a lovely way for us to be able to support the wonderful work of Macmillan.”
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, the charity works to improve cancer care. Two-and-a-half million people are living with cancer now and, by 2030, Macmillan Cancer Support said this number will grow to four million. The charity’s aim is to make sure no-one faces cancer alone.
Becky Baynes, Macmillan fundraising manager for Hull and East Yorkshire, said: “We are excited to be in partnership with Raywell Hall Country Lodge Park as their charity of the year and look forward to working together to make sure no-one faces cancer alone.
“It’s incredible that David has taken on the challenge of both the Great North Run and the Hull 10k, and we’re glad to have him as part of Team Macmillan. Macmillan Cancer Support is 99 per cent funded by donations alone and David’s support and fundraising will make a huge difference to people affected by cancer.
“Our team of volunteering marshals will be waiting along the route of both races to give David an extra loud cheer as he runs past in his green t-shirt. Everyone here at Macmillan wishes him the best of luck and really appreciates all he’s doing to help patients and their families.”