Chase the carrot for Radiotherapy Appeal

Posted: October 29, 2015

Reindeer Run: Sunday 6 December

Radiotherapy Appeal logo 200More than 250 people will be donning fake antlers and chasing a giant carrot for this year's Reindeer Run at 10am on Sunday 6 December.

The fun run, in aid of the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal, is now in its second year and is open to all ages.

The 5km route goes around Coate Water, with the finish line at Great Western Hospital.

Entrants are welcome to run, jog or walk the route and choose a fast or a slow carrot to chase.

Jennifer Green, Head of Fundraising for Brighter Futures, said: "The Reindeer Run is a great way for people to get behind the Radiotherapy appeal.

 It's relaxed and informal and you can get together with friends or colleagues or even bring the little ones along and take part as a family.

"We're really grateful to Nationwide for supporting us with a generous donation to help us promote the event so that more runners will take part this year and ultimately raise more for our appeal. 

"We've raised £200,000 so far but we've still got a long way to go before we reach our £2.9million target.

Your support will help bring cancer care closer to home, so please come along and do your bit!" 

How to enter

If you would like to take part in the fun run, you can register online at www.entrycentral.com/reindeerrun/

Alternatively, call the Brighter Futures fundraising team on 01793 605631 or email fundraising@gwh.nhs.uk.

Places are limited to 500 so register now to avoid disappointment.

It costs £7.50 to do the run, which includes a pair of reindeer antlers, a medal and refreshments at the finish. From 30 October, the price will increase to £10 per person but will stay at £7.50 for children.

Everyone who enters is asked to raise £40 each, either by setting up a JustGiving page or with a fundraising form available from Brighter Futures.

It's not compulsory and is just a suggestion - the £40 represents the cost in petrol a radiotherapy patient would pay to travel from Swindon to Oxford and back in a day. 

For more information, visit the Brighter Futures website www.brighterfuturesgwh.nhs.uk

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