Maggie’s Announced as Charity for Swansea Half

Maggie's Swansea Half

Organisers of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon have announced Maggie’s Cancer Care as their charity of the year for 2020. The team at Front Runner Events, who host a series of long distance running events in Llanelli and Swansea, have been working in partnership with the charity for the last three years at their flagship race, the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

Tash Smith, Senior Events Co-ordinator at Front Runner Events said:

“We’re thrilled to announce Maggie’s as our platinum charity of the year. They offer a wonderful service to patients and their families and hope that our partnership will help them continue this great work for many years to come. We have a fantastic relationship with the team at Maggie’s and we look forward to developing this further over the next 12 months.”

As some may know, the late Maggie Keswick Jencks founded Maggie’s in 1995, and the centre in Swansea was established in 2011. Having been fully operational for the last 8 years it currently supports an astounding number of approximately 900,000 people in the South West Wales region.

Leanne Jennett, Centre Fundraising Manager said:

“We’re delighted at Maggie’s to become charity partner of the year at the 2020 JCP Swansea Half Marathon. This is a big event for us, especially with it being local to our centre. It offers a fantastic platform for fundraising and helps bring in essential funds to the centre. As a registered charity, Maggie’s relies solely on the generosity of their supporters, through fundraising and donations to help keep the centre open for visitors.”

The team at Maggie’s offer practical advice, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family or friends. The centres are where users can find advice about benefits, eating well and somewhere you will find qualified experts to provide emotional support; places to meet other people or simply sit quietly with a cup of tea. The service provided at Maggie’s has been recognised as second to none by the many that it supports.

Maggie's Swansea half
Running for Maggie’s will ensure you get lots of support round the course!

In 2020 #TeamMaggies will have 100 spaces available for anyone wanting to run for the charity. Participants don’t need to be seasoned runners to take part as the race is suitable for every ability on its flat and friendly route. Each runner will be supported by Maggie’s and organisers with race tips, training plans and charity place t-shirts. So if you fancy a challenge and want to raise funds for Maggie’s contact: Leanne Jennett on 01792 200 001 or email: swanseafundraising@Maggiescentres.org or visit: http://www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk/Maggie’s/