Local runners join unique East Midlands Airport event

More than 2,600 people from across the East Midlands joined a unique family sports event at East Midlands Airport, raising £20,000 for CLIC Sargent.

Local runners join unique East Midlands Airport event

As part of the charity partnership between CLIC Sargent and Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the special event coincided with the closure of the airport for runway refurbishment. 

The route for the EMA 10k and 2k run was around parts of the airport which are usually reserved for staff members.

Both races were started by Fay Turner-Paxton from Nottingham who was supported by CLIC Sargent when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma aged 15 and missed six months of her GSCE year. 

Incredible event

Fay said: “CLIC Sargent provided my family and I with so much practical and emotional support that I help them wherever I can as a young person’s rep.

“What an incredible event to be apart of!”

Jack Kelly, head of external affairs at East Midlands Airport, said: “This was an incredible event and I am thrilled at the amount of money that has be

en raised for a fantastic charity which supports so many local people.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “We are absolutely delighted with the amount of money that has been raised to support children and young people with cancer.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the runners who sought sponsorship, the volunteers who collected on the day, spectators who donated at the car park gates and to the airport who generously saw the final figure to £20,000.

“The atmosphere on the day was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves a lot.”

Find out more

To find out how you could raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: anna.finnegan@clicsargent.org.uk

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