On Sunday March 5th, four members of the Kerry’s Fresh team will be running the Rushcliffe 10k at Rushcliffe Country Park in aid of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.
The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre is based at Nottingham Trent University and is leading the fight against cancer – a disease which has left its nasty legacy on many of us.
Gillian Kerry and Aidan Kerry will be joined by Joe Fish and Tom Naylor – who have been practising at Beeston Parkrun (below) – in completing the race. And at least two of the Kerry’s team will be running in fruit suits, which could cause chaos as a banana costume isn’t exactly designed for aero-dynamism!
We are hoping this very public (and possibly painful) ordeal will persuade some of our generous and loyal customers to open their hearts and wallets and donate on our JustGiving page…
So far we have only raised a measly £80 of our £1,000 target, which is nearly as embarrassing as running 10k in a banana suit promises to be! We still have over a month to reach our four-figure target, but we need your help. Anything you can spare would be hugely appreciated.
If you would prefer not to donate via our JustGiving page – we will be putting charity buckets out at some of our stalls so please put the loose change that we give you to the best possible use!
Charities such as this are always in need of funds to enhance their research and Kerry’s have been long-term supporters of the fine work being done by the men and women at John van Geest.
Although our main aim on March 5th is to raise money for this fantastic cause, there is a natural relationship between running and nutritious eating which can have long-term health benefits.
As well as running in the race, we will be giving out FREE fruit to all of the runners as they pass the finishing line; promoting healthy eating. Thanks to Rushcliffe County Council for their invite.
We did exactly this at a recent 5k event at the Becket School, Wilford – the Resolution Run organised by Virtual Runner (check out their website for a great way to keep fit and help charities). It went down really well and hopefully will do again at Rushcliffe, with our non-runners equipped with an army of bananas!
Straws, or celery sticks, will be drawn shortly to see who ends up in the banana suit!