Pound the Pavements at Bristol's Half Marathon for Penny Brohn

Pound the Pavements at Bristol's Half Marathon for Penny Brohn

Posted on: 18 Jul 2017

Bristol-based cancer charity, Penny Brohn, wants a purple platoon to pound the pavements at the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 17th September. The UK’s leading holistic cancer charity, Penny Brohn UK, has £29 guaranteed places, discounted from £39, and asks for £250 minimum sponsorship. Anyone already taking part can also join the purple-themed team.

The amazing grounds at Penny Brohn

Penny Brohn head of community and challenge events, Emma Smith, said:


“We’re proud to be part of Bristol and this is our flagship local race.So, we want to create a sea of purple, whether that is runners or, if running isn’t your thing, at our famed cheer point."


"We’ll really make you feel part of Team Penny Brohn and the more runners – the more people we can help locally and across the UK. A single £250 could fund five Penny Brohn counselling sessions for a person or close supporter facing cancer – so they don’t feel alone. Why not join our purple platoon to help people with cancer live as well as possible for as long as possible?”


Each Team Penny Brohn runner is fully supported, which includes fundraising and training tips and materials, and free professional, personalised running vest. The race goes along the Portway, under Brunel’s iconic suspension bridge and back into the centre, past the historic harbourside. With over 36 years’ experience, Penny Brohn understands that cancer impacts every part of life and the number affected is increasing.


It's Bristol Whole Life Approach supports people with cancer and close supporters to participate in their health and well-being, and find the resources to thrive, before, during and after treatment. It explores areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress, through free courses, one-to-one therapies, groups, a Treatment Support Clinic and a national helpline.


A great way to show your support for a charity that does so much for people battling illness in Bristol. So, get your running shoes on and get training for Sunday 17th September and make a difference. 


To run, volunteer or for more information, call Emma on 01275 370075, email emma.smith@pennybrohn.org.uk or visit www.pennybrohn.org.uk

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