Newcross Complex Care Healthcare Assistant has London Marathon in her sights for charity
Sam Beer one of our Torquay Complex Care Healthcare Assistant is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by running the London Marathon next year in order to raise money for the Children with Cancer charity.
We asked Sam (who has been with Newcross for nine years) some questions about her Marathon running attempt.
Why run the London Marathon? Are you an avid runner?
I love to run. I started running just two years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This year I’ve run two 10k races, and in April I ran the Salcombe Coastal half marathon to Bantham, then in June, I did the Torbay half marathon (which was a massive challenge). After completing that I felt the need to enter another race so in September entered the City to Sea Coastal marathon which is 26.6 miles long and runs from Exeter to Babbacombe. This was a huge challenge and took place during horrendous weather, but I did it!
Is there a story behind why you’ve chosen the charity that you have?
I entered for a place in the London Marathon Ballot, but in the first week of October, I had an email saying I hadn’t got in and I was truly gutted! I then started to apply for a charity place which is how I got my place running for Children with Cancer UK. My cousin is also running for them, and I couldn’t think of a more needing charity because of what they do for children and young people having to deal with this awful disease.
Have you enjoyed your 9 years with Newcross?
I’ve worked for Newcross for 9 years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I love my job, the people I’ve looked after past and present, and all of my work colleagues especially mean a lot to me.
What’s the link to your donations page?
You can find my donations page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamBeer2
I’m also hoping to raise money by holding a raffle, whereby I’m asking local businesses to donate prizes etc., cake sales, car boots, charity football matches and whatever else I can think of. I really do need as much support as possible and would greatly appreciate any support that can be offered.