Friday, April 16, 2021

Sam sets sights on 7 marathons in 7 days to raise £12,000 for charity

From Saturday 6 March to Friday 12 March Sam Gelder will be running ‘7 marathons in 7 days’ to raise funds for The Gelder Charitable Trust and Cancer Research UK.

Sam will be running through Corringham, Blyton, Springthorpe, Hemswell, Kexby, Upton, Willingham by Stow and each day finishing at Gelder Group’s Head Office complex at Sturton by Stow.

Sam is aiming to raise £10,000 for The Gelder Charitable Trust, with just over £7,000 having been donated so far, and £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The Gelder Charitable Trust was set up in 2020 following the sad and sudden passing of Gelder Group Commercial Manager James Flintham who was 38. The charity provides support, financial or otherwise, to construction workers and their families when they become incapacitated through illness or accident.

The first two recipients of financial help will be Keith Brazier, an ex-tank commander who has been a member of Xeric Systems since Jan 2015 and has sadly been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and Kevin Miley’s family. Kevin has been a key member of Gelder Group’s Lichfield team since joining the Insurance Repair and Renovation Division in September 2014. At Christmas Kevin was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer which has spread to his bowel and pancreas.

The Gelder Group will match fund all donations to The Gelder Charitable Trust up to a maximum of £10,000. Barclays, Sam’s employer, will be match funding everything raised for Cancer Research.

To donate to The Gelder Charitable Trust visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sam-Gelder1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20210305_

To donate to Cancer Research UK visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sam-gelder 

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