A team of management consultants are taking on ‘the happiest 5k in Shropshire’ to raise funds for us – in honour of one lady who was diagnosed with cancer at 47.
Sadie Hopkins from EvoraEdge, based in Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, was inspired to take part in the 2020 Lingen Davies Colour Run which was postponed due to covid until last year. Sadie and two of her colleagues took part in the riotous colourful fun at Sansaw Estate with the Operations Manager claiming the title of ‘first woman back’.
The team have signed up again for 2023 with more people and intend to beat their previous fundraising total of £670, as well as encouraging some healthy competition for Sadie’s fastest lady title.
Sadie’s sister was diagnosed with anal canal cancer three years ago, and after losing her Mum, Step-Dad, and grandparents to the disease, Sadie has turned her hand to fundraising.
“Personally I’ve always tried to do things for charity. I ran a half marathon for MIND and have supported Severn Hospice who cared for my mum.
“The Colour Run came about because none of us had done anything like that before and we really fancied it. It was something different and sounded like a good laugh for a great cause. It really was great fun and we all really enjoyed it.
“Hopefully there will be a good team this year, there’s a lot of young, fit and healthy guys here, I’ve set them the challenge of beating me! It’s an excellent incentive,” she added.
Thankfully, after undergoing treatment at the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre and an operation at Christies in Manchester, Sadie’s sister has now been given the all-clear.
“My eldest sister was just 47 when she was diagnosed a few years ago now. She had been to the Doctors over a period of 8 months before she was diagnosed with anal canal cancer. The Doctor kept saying it was just haemorrhoids but it wasn’t.
“It’s hard to think about the delay to her diagnosis. She’s now got a stoma which she will have for life, but at least she has a life.”
To sign up for the 5k Colour Run which is being held on Saturday, 1st April, at Sansaw Estate, Hadnall, visit the events page www.lingendavies.co.uk/events