Young cancer patient Amy calls on half marathon runners to 'Run for Home'

17 year old Amy Uprichard is calling on half marathon runners to take part in the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon and support CLIC Sargent’s Northern Ireland Homes from Home appeal.

Young cancer patient Amy calls on half marathon runners to 'Run for Home'

Amy is an active member of the Jeanne Cree School of Ballet and is currently in the middle of completing four AS Level qualifications. Amy has achieved this and more after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Amy has decided to give something back to CLIC Sargent by joining her friends Miss Northern Ireland finalist Emma Irvine, and Amber Sloan to call on people interested in taking part in the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon to ‘Run for Home’ and support CLIC Sargent’s Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal.

The appeal aims to help families like Amy’s, by building a second specialist CLIC Sargent home from home for children and young people in close proximity to Belfast’s principal treatment centre.

Amy said: "My friends have been such a great support to me during my treatment and I’m asking you and your friends to ‘Run for Home’ in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon to support teenagers and young adults like me."

CLIC Sargent Northern Ireland Appeal Director Teresa Sloan said: "2014 is a big year for the charity...we still have some way to go before we reach the fundraising target.

“So, if you’re a runner and are interested in getting involved in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, why not do it and 'Run for Home', any money you raise will stay in Northern Ireland and go directly to the appeal."

Join our 'Run for Home' team

Join our 'Run for Home' team and take part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon to help support the Northern Ireland Appeal.

Go the extra mile for children and young people with cancer.

Find out more

To find out how you can help raise funds for the CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal, please contact the CLIC Sargent fundraising team on 02890 725 780 or email: careni@clicsargent.org.uk.

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