Many congratulations to Sacro's Muriel Hanlon on completing Cancer Research UK's Race for Life. Muriel is an administrator with our Aura service in North Lanarkshire and completed the Glasgow 10k run yesterday (22/05), raising £1,125 for the charity.
Speaking about the race, Muriel said: "The Race for Life that I was originally going to do was in 2020. This was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid but when the opportunity arose for the 2022 event, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to do this event as I had radiotherapy in 2018 and wanted to give something back.
"On hearing of my colleague Alan S's illness – I wanted his permission to put his name on my sign - along with three others (Alan W is an old school friend’s brother; Janice F is a rambler with Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Ramblers that I walk with on a Sunday; Pauline D is a school friend’s wife who is receiving hospice care for cancer. Every one of them gave me permission to do this.
"These four people were on my mind all day on 22 May 2022 as I took part in the 10km Race for Life in Glasgow. So far, I have raised £1,125 through sponsorship from friends, family, fellow joggers, ramblers and Sacro colleagues. My target was only £50!
"I am a jog leader with my local JogScotland group and this has helped with my training for this 10k. I did additional runs during the week to help with my training – remember the importance of rest days.
"I was emotional at the 9km mark when my son, Andrew, surprised me. Knowing that I was doing it for these four special people really spurred me on.
"Thank you to each and every one of you who supported this great cause and helping me to raise this fantastic amount".
Sacro is delighted to welcome three new members to its Board of Trustees: Jon Beck, Alistair Brown and Jayne Laidlaw. The new Trustees bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board at an exciting time for Sacro as it implements its progressive new strategy.