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Ulster Cancer Foundation is seeking ‘active people’


Help UCF Keep On Running The Ulster Cancer Foundation is seeking ‘active people’ to participate in some exciting events and raise vital funds towards our lifesaving work of cancer research, care and support services for cancer patients and their families and cancer prevention programmes that help save lives. Convincing evidence has just been released, by the World Cancer Research Fund that maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and eating a varied diet can help prevent cancer.

It has also been well documented that a slow and progressive walking programme enables cancer patients to lower the level of fatigue they experience as a result of their disease and its treatment.

Over the past 5 years many runners, walkers and triathletes have taken part in activities all over the world, raising in excess of £317,000, or an amazing £63,000 per year, to support UCF work and services. This year, with your help, we want to break the £400,000 barrier!

As you know UCF is a local charity, working exclusively in Northern Ireland for the benefit of local people. We receive very little external funding and rely on the support of the local community to continue our work, year on year.

I would be very grateful if you would promote this appeal to your members and encourage them to support it. Perhaps it would be possible for your club to incorporate some activity within your year’s programme or members may like to join in with one of our events. You will find attached full details of our 2007/2008 events; dates and what we offer for each.

I am very excited about this challenge and I hope you will feel the same way. If you would like to contact me about this my Direct Line number is 028 9068 0765 or you can email me at [email protected].

Regards and Best Wishes

Sarah Atcheson
Appeals & Marketing

Tel: 028 9068 0765
Fax: 028 9066 8715

40-44 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6DX

Trek Jordan
From 12th-19th April 2008 – a walking adventure which will take you to the Dead Sea across dramatic red sand deserts and over magnificent towering cliffs ending at the legendary city of Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Help raise money to care for people with cancer in Northern Ireland. Call us today to find out all you need to know about this exciting adventure.

Ben Nevis
Already 4,000 people have enjoyed this fun weekend with the Ulster Cancer Foundation. Please call us if you would like to take part on any of the following weekends: 14th – 16th September 2007; 21st – 23rd September 2007 or 12th – 14th October 2007. There is also an opportunity to take part in the winter Ben Nevis on 6th – 9th March 2008 which is sure to appeal to those looking for a unique adventure.

Inca Trail
Join the Ulster Cancer Foundation on 24th October – 7th November 2007 and trek along the Inca Trail, the highlight of which is undoubtedly the mysterious and enigmatic city of Machu Picchu.

In February 2008 we will hopefully obtain a number of places for the New York Marathon & Half Marathon although details are yet to be confirmed.

Why not place a team in the Belfast Marathon (5th May 08) or Lisburn Half Marathon (18th June 08) and raise funds for the Ulster Cancer Foundation.


London Marathon
13 April 2008
Race Entry, Flights
& 2 night’s accommodation.

London Triathlon
9/10 August 2008
Race Entry & 2 nights accommodation

London 10K
6 July 2008
Race Entry & 2 nights accommodation

Great North Run
5 October 2008
Race Entry & 2 nights accommodation


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