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May 17

Don your running shoes for Beatson Cancer Charity

Scots are being encouraged to get involved in this year’s Carluke on the Run organised by Carluke Development Trust to show support for the Lanarkshire Beatson and Beatson Cancer Charity, the official charity partner of the race.

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or steady stroller, the charity is appealing to everyone to don their running shoes and brightest yellow fancy dress to help raise vital funds for people with cancer and their families in Lanarkshire. From tiny toddlers to pensioners, everyone is invited to take part with family, friends and colleagues on Sunday, 21 May kicking off at the John Cumming Stadium.

Organised by Carluke Development Trust, Beatson Cancer Charity was selected to team up with the organisation for this year’s annual family-friendly event. With the option of the 10k road race, 5k relay and family-friendly fun runs, there is plenty of sprinting entertainment to be had for everyone no matter their age or fitness ability.

Morag Cunningham, Head of Fundraising at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “Carluke on the Run is a fantastic, family event and we’re so proud to be chosen as the event’s nominated charity partner for a third year.

“More than one in three people are affected by cancer in the West of Scotland – the highest cancer rate in Europe. Working with the Carluke Development Trust is a fantastic way to raise funds while encouraging people to get active, have fun and fundraise. Each donation big or small is greatly appreciated and will help give a massive boost to our radiotherapy treatment centre in Lanarkshire.

“We hope everyone from Lanarkshire will join us in participating in Carluke on the Run – let’s race across the finishing line together.”

All funds raised will go directly towards benefiting the people of Lanarkshire and the recently-opened Lanarkshire Beatson, a state-of-the-art £22million radiotherapy treatment centre based at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie.

Lanarkshire Beatson is equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment to deliver world-class treatments to thousands of cancer patients and their families. The centre also delivers a range of complementary therapies to enhance the wellbeing of people from across Lanarkshire in the hope of making their treatment more comfortable.

Tom Sneddon, chairman of Carluke Development Trust, said: “We’re delighted to have Beatson Cancer Charity back as our official charity partner for another exciting year.

“It’s a privilege to support such a fantastic cause – the hard work it does to help people affected by cancer is outstanding. We hope Carluke will be a sea of yellow runners, joggers and walkers on the day.”

If you would like to take part in this fun family-friendly event, visit the Carluke Development Trust website at http://www.carluketrust.org.uk and follow the links to register.

For more information on Beatson Cancer Charity please visit www.beatsoncancercharity.org

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