Wednesday 16 October 2013 

Edgbaston Staff on their marks for Cure Leukaemia

Five members of the Edgbaston staff team who are raising funds for Cure Leukaemia at this Sunday’s Bupa Great Birmingham Run; Andy Nichol, Ed McCabe, Gareth Roberts, Heidi Ferguson and Greg Smith

A 14-strong team of runners from Edgbaston are on their marks ready to take part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 20th October as part of a fundraising drive for the Club’s Lead Charity Partner, Cure Leukaemia.

The team, which includes Finance Director Craig Flindall, Commercial Director Gareth Roberts and Cricket Development Manager Ed McCabe, are amongst the first ever Edgbaston team taking part in the 13-mile run.

Craig Flindall, Finance Director at Edgbaston and a veteran of two previous Great Birmingham Runs, said: “The Bupa Great Birmingham Run is one of the most prestigious UK runs to enter after the London Marathon, and I know that our Edgbaston team have been training hard in preparation.

“Every pound that we raise goes directly to help Cure Leukaemia save the lives of more patients receiving treatments from the disease at West Midlands’ hospitals. It’s been our Lead Charity Partner for several years, and we’re all looking forward to the challenge ahead and helping this very worthy cause.”

Now in its 10th year, Cure Leukaemia funds specialist nurses at West Midlands’ hospitals to deliver pioneering, potentially lifesaving drugs that are not readily available through the NHS.

James McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Cure Leukaemia, said: “We’ve got 432 runners currently signed up to Cure Leukaemia for the Great Birmingham Run, who are all supporting our target of raising £100,000, which would help us towards funding another four specialist nurses.

“It’s great to have a team from Edgbaston signed up and contributing towards our goal. The Club recently donated £25,000 from the ticket revenues of its ODI, between England and Australia, and we’re very grateful for the long-standing support.”

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