ReesLeisure events have raised over £600,000 for charity over the past three years and the company are thrilled to have linked up with Cancer Research UK on the TryTri branch of their events. Kate Warne (pictured, right), Community Liaison Officer at ReesLeisure, stated: ‘We are so pleased to welcome Cancer Research UK to TryTri events as our Lead Charity. Sadly, most people have been touched by cancer and therefore are keen to support the research to find a cure. Our Triathlons are great for setting yourself a challenge and an interesting event to sponsor and spectate. Our partnership with Cancer Research UK means that we have made it even easier to fundraise on their behalf when you sign up to a TryTri event, so if you’ve always fancied being a triathlete, now’s your chance!’
Jessica Edwards (picture, centre), Sports Team Executive from Cancer Research UK, said: ‘Cancer Research UK are really excited to be the lead charity partner for the Try Tri Series. Our ambition is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured and without the support of partners like Rees Leisure and the extraordinary generosity of the people taking part in these events, our life-saving work wouldn’t be possible. We can’t wait to welcome you to our CRUK team and together help beat cancer sooner.’
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Personal Experience - Leif & Alfie
Have you ever tried a Tri? Meet Leif, his son Alfie and his teacher, who took on a triathlon for the first time in May 2017 to raise over £800 for Cancer Research UK.
“We ran the May Day Triathlon because my son, Alfie, and one of his teachers came up with the idea. We lost Jessie, my wife and Alfie's mum, to cancer last summer. Our daughter Maisie has done a sponsored silence so Alfie was desperate to find a way to raise money as well. He jumped at this idea from his teacher.
The ‘old boys’ did the novice and Alfie was in the kids race. Alfie did really well, especially on the running, and enjoyed the race. It was our first race so we were all a bit worried about doing the right things, but it turned out not to be too difficult.
Alfie and I look forward to repeating the triathlon next year - and the teacher if we can persuade him!”
Personal Experience - Ashok