Runners raise cash for charity

24th May 2011'Work colleagues Michael Cordall and Gary Hammond are running the half marathon for Cancer Research as Michael's uncle died of cancer last year.'' PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
24th May 2011'Work colleagues Michael Cordall and Gary Hammond are running the half marathon for Cancer Research as Michael's uncle died of cancer last year.'' PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

TWO work colleagues will be going the distance to raise money for charity when they take part in a half marathon.

Michael Cordall and Gary Hammond, who both work at Next, on Dale Lane Industrial Estate, South Elmsall, will take on the Humber Half Marathon on Sunday, June 26, to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

The pair are running in memory of fellow worker James Priestley and Mr Cordall’s uncle, Walter Cordall, who both died of cancer in January 2010, and for close friend, Lesley Sharp, of Hemsworth, who was killed by a car on the A1 in January 2011.

Mr Cordall, 42, of Union Street, Hemsworth, said: “I sadly lost my uncle to the disease and think this is a great way to raise vital funds for the charity.”

The men have been raising cash for the past few months and already have more than £500. Mr Cordall is not a newcomer to running as he took part in the half marathon last year in honour of Warrick Bayford, from Hemsworth, who died of Krabbe disease the day after his first birthday.

He said: “I am really looking forward to it and hope we continue to raise lots of money for the charity, as I know it is close to a lot of people’s hearts.”

To sponsor the men, contact Mr Cordall on 01977 613507.