Liverpool cancer charity Sunflowers is urging Merseyside runners to help them continue providing vital support to those affected by cancer.
With the Liverpool Half Marathon just over a month away, Sunflowers are asking any entrants who don’t yet have sponsorship or a chosen charity to consider raising funds for them. As it is a small charity working in the Merseyside area, any income would make an instant impact in the local community.
Liverpool Sunflowers is a cancer support charity based on Aigburth Road which offers free advice and guidance services, counselling, and alternative therapies for cancer sufferers, their families, friends and carers.
The charity was set up in 1983 and moved to its current home in 1993 in order to more effectively support cancer sufferers and their families in Merseyside, which sadly has one of the highest rates for cancer in the UK.
Joan Elmer, Project Director of Sunflowers, said: “We are currently in the long process of raising enough money to buy the building we have been renting for 20 years, and hope that anyone running the half marathon who doesn’t yet have a charity will help us reach this target.
“Everyone knows somebody affected by cancer, and unfortunately with diagnosis figures rising we’re seeing more people who need our help. Because we are a very small outfit, any funds raised – no matter how small – will have an instant impact on our work here.”
For more information on Sunflowers, or to find out how you can help, please contact Joan Elmer on 0151 726 8934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.