Lanarkshire Beatson to benefit from annual 10k

9th May 2016

Working alongside the  Carluke Development Trust, we are  calling on runners of all abilities from across Lanarkshire to sign up to its new look annual Road Race – the Carluke 10k – taking place on Sunday 22nd May at John Cumming Stadium in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity.

Participants have the option of a 10k Road Race or a family-friendly Fun Run which is suitable for all ages and abilities.

With the help of both the South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and Roads Departments, a new route has been devised and expanded around Yieldshields to enable runners to challenge themselves to an achievable 10k distance and enjoy the sights of Carluke.

Carluke Development Trust is pleased to confirm it will continue its official charity partnership with Beatson Cancer Charity. Both organisations are hoping for a fantastic turn out of runners, joggers, walkers and spectators on the day.

All funds raised will go directly towards benefiting the people of Lanarkshire and the recently opened Lanarkshire Beatson - the state of the art £22 million Radiotherapy Treatment Centre based at Monklands General Hospital in Airdrie.

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Beatson Cancer Charity funds a whole range of patient and family support services at Lanarkshire Beatson including complementary therapies such as massage and reiki which help patients cope with pain, insomnia and anxiety. It has also provided a contemporary, non-clinical environment with relaxing indoor and outdoor spaces and quieter areas which allow patients to share worries or discuss treatment plans with staff.

William Oviatt, Fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are honoured to once again be chosen as the nominated charity for this year’s Carluke 10K and Fun Run event. It is wonderful to work with Carluke Development Trust and help raise vital funds for Lanarkshire Beatson patients and their families. Each donation big or small is greatly appreciated and will help give a massive boost for the radiotherapy treatment centre in Lanarkshire.”

To register for the event please visit www.carluketrust.org.uk and follow the link on the website.

Beatson Cancer Charity desperately needs to keep raising funds to provide the best possible support to cancer patients and families attending the Lanarkshire Beatson. For more information on Beatson Cancer Charity  click here.