TWO SISTERS are raising money for the Central England Rehabilitation Unit in Leamington and Cancer Research UK.
Lillie and Victoria Beasdale who grew up in Warwick are planning to take part in as many running events as possible in order to raise £5,000 for their chosen causes.
After losing their Granddad, John, to cancer last year the pair have set themselves the challenge of pounding the pavement – something they admit doesn’t come naturally to them – to encourage donations.
And after both spending time helping at Central England Rehabilitation Unit (CERU), which their mum Susan runs, they were also inspired to raise funds so the facility can continue to care for people suffering from acquired brain injuries, stroke or a brain tumour.
The sisters, aged 20 and 26, are already set to take part in the Great Birmingham 10k, the Vitality London 10,000, the Great Newham London 10km, Windsor Half Marathon and Bournemouth Half Marathon and are hoping to take part in the Two Castles from Warwick to Kenilworth.
Former King’s High and Princethorpe student Lillie said: “We will be arranging tonnes of events throughout the year in the local community and our places of work, alongside our family and friends.
“However, we hope to raise the majority of our target by doing something which doesn’t come all that naturally to us Bleasdales – running!
“We hope to add to our schedule throughout the year but to date, we’re booked to run approximately 190km worth of races between us at the moment with more to come.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/teams/bleasdalechallenge2017 to donate and www.bleasdalechallenge2017.co.uk to keep up to date with their fundraising events.