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Team S&J Complete ‘Run in the Park’ for Weston Park Cancer Charity

Team S&J Complete ‘Run in the Park’ for Weston Park Cancer Charity

Team S&J Complete ‘Run in the Park’ for Weston Park Cancer Charity
 
Sunday morning saw employees from S&J UK and Eclipse Magnetics ‘TEAM S&J’ take on the 10 kilometre ‘Run in the Park’ in Graves Park to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity. The day started out with ominous looking clouds and flurries of rain showers, but by the time 11am came around, the rain had stopped and the sun was just peeking through the clouds.
 
Crowds gathered around the starting point near the main pavilion while the runners tried to resist the smell of bacon sandwiches being cooked at a stall nearby. After plenty of stretching and nervous chatter, the runners were off, keen to work off their nervous energy and get stuck into what would be an undulating course across grass, pavement and dirt track.
 
The run consisted of two laps around Graves Park, with the course taking the runners through woodland tracks, across vast expanses of grass, and even past some of the animals. Several sheep were quite vocal as the runners passed by; many commented that they must have been cheering them on!
 
The sun had well and truly broken through the clouds by the time the first runners passed the finish line; a pleasant contrast to the dull start to the day. As more and more runners completed the course, there was cheering and laughing as people flopped onto the grass, wearing their hard earned medals and tucking into the much appreciated free bananas and cookies given to the finishers. All in all, it was a fantastic event, and great to see so many people getting involved for such an amazing local charity. Well done everyone!
 
Team S&J have so far taken part in a number of fundraising activities this year, including numerous bake sales and the PlusNet Yorkshire Half Marathon, which took place in Sheffield in April. Weston Park Hospital is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England, and the Charity supports the hospital by funding pioneering cancer research and helping to improve cancer treatments and care for patients, making it an incredibly worthwhile cause.
 
Divisional MD Steve White said: “Once again I am very proud of our team’s commitment and support to this fantastic charity. Their quest to raise £5000 during 2016 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is now well within reach!”
 
If you would like to sponsor Team S&J, there’s still time to make a donation. Check out our dedicated Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sandjruninthepark

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