A woman from Bourne has taken on a daily 5km challenge this month to raise money for a cancer support charity.
Elaine Barclay, 42, has spent every day cycling, running or walking 5km as part of Dimbleby Cancer Care’s Every Day in May sports challenge.
Organised by fitnaturally, based in Stilton, Cambridgeshire in aid of the charity, participants cover 5km or 10km, every day, by any self-powered means .
Dimbleby Cancer Care was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London. It gives practical and psychological support to people living with cancer and to their families and carers.
Elaine said: “I lost my Dad 17 years ago, to lung cancer so like to do at least one challenge a year to raise money for cancer charities.
“I felt that I needed a bigger challenge this year to spur people on to donate. When I heard about the fantastic support that Dimbleby Cancer Care offer, I was eager to help. My aunt, in New Zealand, is currently battling cancer, and as I can’t get out there to support her, so feel by taking part in this I’m doing my bit. On a personal level I also want to improve my own fitness so am using the challenge to kick start me.”
All the money raised will go towards the charity’s ‘Care for the Future’ appeal, which aims to raise £500,000 over two years so that it can continue and expand its work within the cancer community when the new Guy’s Cancer Centre opens in September 2016.
To support Elaine visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/elainebarclay1