Mum takes on 5km-a-day challenge to raise money for cancer charity at Guys’ and St Thomas’

News Desk (05 May, 2016) Health

The 38-year-old will run every day during the month of May for Dimbleby Cancer Care

8245The pact comes as the Trust revealed a shocking number of assaults had been carried out on frontline staff by patients and visitors

 

A mum of two is taking on a daily 5km challenge this month to raise money for the cancer support charity she works for, writes Alex Yeates…

Hannah Monteith, a fundraiser at Dimbleby Cancer Care, is going to be taking part the Every Day in May sports challenge and hopes to raise £150 for the charity.

The 38-year-old, from Beckenham will cover 5km every day during the month of May for the challenge organised by Fitnaturally.

She said: “I’ve recently let things slip a bit and with two young boys to run around after I was finding that my sedentary desk job and gym phobia were getting in the way and making me feel old and unfit. Walking is great low impact exercise and I know this will help boost my energy levels and get me out in the fresh air, something I really need after this long winter.”

Participants will cover either 5km or 10km by any self-powered means, so anything from walking, running, swimming, cycling and skating and it doesn’t matter about location or time of day.

Every Day in May is a global sports challenge with people all over the world taking part.

This year marks the start of the 50th anniversary of Dimbleby Cancer Care, based at Guy’s and St Thomas’, which was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby.

All the money raised will go towards the charity’s ‘Care for the Future’ appeal, which aims to raise £500,000 by the end of 2016 so that it can continue and expand its work within the cancer community.

To support Hannah visit www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Monteith1

For more information or to sign up and take part please visit www.fitnaturally.co.uk/every-day-in-may/

 

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