Bath Half Marathon runners shed clothes to raise pounds for CLIC Sargent

Runners who took part in this year’s Bath Half Marathon have helped CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, raise an additional £1700 by recycling clothes discarded by participants on their way to or at the start line.

Runners who took part in this year’s Bath Half Marathon have helped CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, raise an additional £1700 by recycling clothes discarded by participants on their way to or at the start line.

Running High, organisers of the Bath Half Marathon, donated one and a half tonnes of runners’ unwanted jumpers, t-shirts and vests to the charity. CLIC Sargent recycled the clothing through its charity shops, where suitable, and its textile recycling partner. The recycling initiative also saved approximately 30 tonnes of C02 production by preventing the clothes going to landfill, as well as helping with the clean-up efforts after the race.

Kayley Waller, Running Events Fundraising Manager, CLIC Sargent said: “I first approached Running High to work with them on their recycling scheme in 2011 and it has been hugely successful, raising more than £3000 for CLIC Sargent to date. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Running High for their support, on behalf of the charity and the families of children and young people with cancer we support.

“We’re looking forward to continuing working with Running High to raise more vital funds for children and young people with cancer through the Bath Half Marathon 2014 and the recycling scheme in the future.”

Registration is now open for the 2014 Bath Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 2 March. To run for CLIC Sargent please visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/events/runs  call 0845 602 4770.

For more information contact Kayley Waller on 0117 314 8638 or email kayley.waller@clicsargent.org.uk

About childhood cancer
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

About CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk

Note to sub editors
Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.  

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