This event was born in 2008 and initially named ‘Race for my Wife’. My brother Rob Dore set it up with a friend, who quickly decided he didn’t want to help any further. My brother called us in to help (me initially with massaging and my husband to take part). Seeing how much was involved it became evident that he needed more help with the running of the event and we stepped in last minute to help where we could. After two years and little interest we took a break from the event and came back two years later in 2011 with Boys Beating Cancer.
I became more heavily involved and shared the responsibility of organising the event inspired by the loss of my mother at the age of only 50. I have vowed to raise as much money as I can in my lifetime. We have embraced and welcomed men and boys (and women too), from all walks of life, all abilities and even those recovering from cancer, going through treatment for cancer and those who have been affected by the loss of someone through cancer.
We have a fantastic team of volunteers who help to make this event run smoothly and keep all panicking ‘behind the scenes’ on the day!
We are already making preparations and looking for sponsors for Boys Beating Cancer 2020, so if you’re interested in sponsoring the event please do get in touch!
-Anne Skelton, Event Manager