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Selco director runs for Macmillan

Helen Cooper completed 10k run for Macmillan Cancer Support. PNL-140513-105855001

Helen Cooper completed 10k run for Macmillan Cancer Support. PNL-140513-105855001

A director donned a running vest to take part in her first charity run.

Helen Cooper, marketing director at Selco Builders Warehouse, completed the Watford 10km to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, which supports and improves the lives of people affected by cancer.

Since 2012, Selco colleagues, employees and suppliers have raised over £100,000 for Macmillan and this year have pledged to raise an additional £50,000.

Helen completed the run in 1hr 1min 18secs, and has already raised more than £800 for Macmillan.

Helen, who lives in New Cardington and was joined in the event by fiancé Paul Gemmell, said: “It was a tough course with two very demanding hills but it was a great experience and I’m delighted to have completed it.

“I was aiming to finish in one hour 10 minutes so I was delighted with my time.

“But the most important aspect of the day was to raise money for Macmillan. The target was £500 and that has already been exceeded which is fantastic.

“The work Macmillan carry out to support those affected by cancer can be invaluable and with cancer affecting people very close to me, it drove me on to make sure I completed the run and was a major motivation when it got tough.”

The Just Giving page set up for Helen’s run is www.justgiving.com/10k-Charity

Selco, the leading building supplies, equipment and tool provider, has nominated Macmillan as its chosen charity and has raised over £20,000 so far this year, which puts the total in excess of £120,000 since 2012.

 

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