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Rutland Half Marathon, 22nd September 2019

Continuing with our endeavours to support and raise money for Solving Kids Cancer, three members of our team are completing Rutland Half Marathon on 22nd September 2019.

As a company, we have chosen to focus our efforts on this charity as it has truly struck a chord with all of us in the team and we find the work they do truly inspirational.

Solving Kids Cancer is fighting for a future where no child dies of neuroblastoma or suffers due to its treatment.

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, with tumours more often than not occurring in the adrenal glands or abdomen. Abdominal pain or the recognition of an abdominal often leads to diagnosis. Definitive diagnosis is made a biopsy of a child’s tumour or bone marrow.*

After learning about this amazing charity and meeting some of the wonderful people who work for the charity, Sean, Bridget and Caroline have decided to test themselves with a half marathon and we hope to generate as much support for them as we can.

Solving Kids Cancer said: “We are so grateful for the support of Caroline, Bridget and Sean at Smith Eliot, who are taking on this challenge on behalf of Solving Kids Cancer. Through their fundraising, we could continue to fund our frontline Family Support Service. This is comprised of three mothers who have personal experiences with Neuroblastoma and its treatment, the Family Support Service helps families to understand treatment options, liaise between families and healthcare professionals to enable children to access the best possible clinical trials and provide pastoral care and a listening ear to families at the most challenging times.

Since April 2018, the Family Support Service has received 85 enquiries from new families to discuss their child’s treatment, as well as supporting 25 families to launch campaigns to access potentially life-saving clinical trials that are unavailable in the UK. With your support, we can continue to provide the bespoke and exemplary service that every child with neuroblastoma and their family deserves. Thank you.”

If you can spare anything at all, the team would be so grateful as they embark on their endeavours!

Here is a link to the team’s JustGiving page: http://bit.ly/2YdxihW

The half marathon will take place at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water. The start time is 09:50. 

*Source: Solving Kids Cancer, 2019