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  • Angel Springs at the Cure Leukaemia Fun Run 2011

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    Angel Springs at the Cure Leukaemia Fun Run 2011

    The Cure Leukaemia Fun Run was held earlier this month at Sutton Coldfield Park in Birmingham on the 12th June. The day was organised to raise awareness about the Cure Leukaemia Charity and their work. The day was a huge success despite poor weather conditions due to heavy rain. There were many supporters involved on the day with 500 runners and 1 dog taking part in a series of races including the 1K, 5K, and 10K. The Cure Leukaemia Fun Run has been held annually for past 5 years and this year was the second year running Angel Springs the UK’s leading water cooler service provider had shown their support by donating 1500 bottles of water for the runners and other participants. Angel employees Andrea Brazier, Jane Plested, and Linda O’Kieffe all took part in the 5K run, well done girls. Angel employee Simon Bridges, who organised the water donation and water stations for the runners commented, “I like to contribute towards this charity as I have been in receipt of some of the fantastic work that goes into providing specialist treatment for cancer. The fun run for me was an exceedingly great day as people genuinely do help support this charity by way of support and sponsorship. Despite the horrible day, the atmosphere was still up beat, even though it wasn't the best turn out, there were still lots of runners dedicated to the day. Here at Angel with family and friends we will probably raise over £340.00 which is fantastic and Linda who kindly took part in this race and completed the 5k in 49 minutes feels much rewarded.” Jane Plested also commented by saying, “I really enjoyed the run even despite the rain, I would definitely do it again may be even the 10k next year.” The fastest times on the day were 5K – 18 minutes 29 seconds and 10K – 38 minutes 15 seconds. The dog managed to complete the 5K in 39 minutes 46 seconds, on completing the race the dog gave the following comments, “Woof Woof!” Well done Simon, Andrea, Jane and Linda.