Thorne Countrywomen’s Association is raising funds for Firefly, a Doncaster based charity that provides free transport for people undergoing cancer treatments at specialist hospitals in the region.
Two members of Thorne Countrywomen’s Association are set to take part in the Great North Run tomorrow (Sunday 8 September) which takes place in Newcastle.
Money raised by the ladies through sponsorship will go to Firely which now has a fleet of seven vehicles, driven by a host of volunteer drivers.
Speaking about Firefly, the association said: “This service has been used by family and friends of the group and we don’t want to lose this service as it is vital for any local person who finds that themselves diagnosed with cancer”
“Two of our ladies, Alice Knott and Muriel Elsey (pictured), are taking part in the Great North Run on 8th September to raise funds for Firefly. If anyone would like to give donations to support them, there is a just giving page set up”.
The Great North Run is said to be the biggest half marathon (13.1 mile) in the UK and the world with over 57,000 runners taking part.
Thorne Countrywomen’s Association meet on the third Tuesday of the month at the sea cadet unit on Union Road, Thorne, at 7.30pm. The meetings are open to women of all ages and their next is get-together is a talk all about owls on Tuesday 17 September.