As you may be aware, in March of this year, the Klick Business Solutions team were shocked and saddened to hear that our colleague Beth Childs had been diagnosed with Leukemia and was facing months of arduous treatment.
It was our decision straight away that as Beth would be using all her strength to fight against this horrid disease, we would also push ourselves in an attempt to raise as much money for the amazing charities that have supported her through her ongoing battle.
After much discussion regarding what we could do to support Beth, we decided to run the 10th annual Black Country to Birmingham half marathon, a canal run which commences in Wolverhampton and finishes in Brindley Place. Furthermore, it was unanimously agreed that we would raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, who offer young people fighting cancer incredible levels of support whilst undergoing their treatment programmes.
After months of training to get ourselves in prime physical condition (some more than others), four members of the wider Klick team ran this half marathon last Saturday on the morning of July 1st. Duncan Smith, Alex Jeavons, Joe Woodall and Vivian Barnes competed in this event, all managing to get over the finish line in varying times:
Duncan Smith – 1 hour, 48 minutes
Joe Woodall – 1 hour, 48 minutes
Alex Jeavons – 2 hours, 22 minutes
Vivian Barnes – 2 hours, 48 minutes
Duncan and Joe (Husband of Tender Administrator Steph Woodall) led the way, both finishing in very impressive times, with Alex and Vivian bringing up the rear.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the event and were delighted to be able to raise so much money in support of Beth’s battle with Leukemia, with the figure standing at over £2200. Of course, donations are still able to be made and if you are generous enough to want to contribute to Klick’s fundraising efforts, you can do so via our Justgiving Page. The Teenage Cancer Trust are worthy recipients of the money we have raised, as their amazing work brings positivity to thousands of young people who are battling against some of the worst circumstances imaginable.
Although our run has finished, our support for Beth is still strong and unwavering. Running over 13 miles along the canal was tough, but nothing in comparison to the fight that Beth and thousands of other people diagnosed with cancer fight every single day.