Many people are inspired to enter a race to fundraise for a cause close to their heart. At Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday 25 September 2016, young cancer survivor Kyme Jackson, from Kings Langley in Hertfordshire, will be donning his running shoes to do just that along with thousands of other runners in prestigious Windsor Great Park.
Windsor Half Marathon, now in its 34th year, will be another sold-out race in an iconic location which attracts 6,000 runners every year. It is always a fantastic platform for charity fundraising and last year alone CLIC Sargent raised £80,000 towards supporting children and young people with cancer, and their families.
Kyme was diagnosed with cancer when he was only 20 but is now 22 and in remission. So he is running to raise funds the cancer support charity that helped him through his toughest times. Kyme tells us about his next challenge, having recently completed the British 10K only six weeks after his treatment had finished: “Windsor Half Marathon is going to be a massive challenge but when I saw that CLIC Sargent is the official charity for the run I signed up to run with my cousin – even though I don’t have a runner’s physique, in fact I don’t really like running at all! We’re hoping to raise as much as we can for this brilliant charity that helped me out so much when I was sick and I hope it helps them to support more young people and children who are going through cancer now.”
To sponsor Kyme visit his Just Giving page here.
The registration fee for a CLIC Sargent guaranteed place is currently half price at just £10. Runners are asked to pledge a minimum of £250 in sponsorship. You can sign up to join Kyme and other Team CLIC Sargent runners here.