16th Dec, 2017

Sporty sisters double CERU fund-raising target

SPORTY sisters are going the extra mile for charity.

Lillie and Victoria Bleasdale, from Warwick, have almost doubled the target for their ‘Bleasdale Challenge’ in which they will run nearly 400km.

The duo are fundraising for Cancer Research UK and the Leamington Hospital-based Central England Rehabilitation Unit (CERU), which cares for people suffering from brain injury, stroke or tumour.

Victoria, 26, said: “The NHS provides funding for standard facilities, however, as CERU becomes a ‘home from home’ for patients it is important they can have the very best. Fundraising enables the trust to provide this and we want to throw our support behind the unit.”

The pair who lost their grandfather to cancer last year, also wanted to help raise awareness of the disease and contribute to research into cures and prevention.

All together the sisters aim to complete 14 races throughout the year in a bid to raise £5,000.

The most recent race saw 21 year-old Lillie and her colleagues take part in the ‘Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest’ 10km obstacle course at Wembley Stadium.

On top of running the races, the girls will also be taking part in regular fundraising activities, including bake sales at Leamington Hospital.

The next challenge is at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km run this month, along with three half marathons later this year.

Visit www.bleasdalechallenge2017.co.uk to learn more about their challenge.

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