Team run Bupa Great Women's 10k Glasgow for children’s charity | Action Medical Research

Team run Bupa Great Women's 10k Glasgow for children’s charity

16 April 2014

A team of six women from Glasgow are going to be running the city’s Bupa Great Women’s 10k in aid of Action Medical Research. Carole Grieve, who was born prematurely, her mum Carole Muir and two cousins Tracy McQueer and Amanda Hendry, as well as Cecilia Cooper and her daughter, Nicole will all be running the event on Sunday 11 May to raise funds to help sick babies and children.

Carole Grieve is running the event because both she and her brother were born prematurely, eight weeks and 11 weeks respectively. Both were in critical condition after their births and needed specialist care. Carole Muir got involved with the charity because her own children needed specialist care after their births and she wants to help others in a similar situation.

Carole Grieve has run for the charity in the past and also helps out with her mum at local Action events. She has already started her training and is planning to do more with the group over the coming weeks to ensure they are all ready for race day.

Carole Grieve says: “I got involved with the charity because of mum’s work with them. I am really looking forward to running the 10k as part of a team because in the past I have run alone. Action is a fantastic charity and I’m proud to be running for such a worthwhile cause.”

Cecilia Cooper is also Action Medical Research’s Community Fundraising Manager. Cecilia says: “I am no runner but I am really looking forward to the Bupa Glasgow 10k. It’s going to be a great day out and even better knowing that I’ll be raising much-needed funds for Action Medical Research.”  

The money raised by the team will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

Anyone can join the Action team and run the Bupa Great Women’s 10k. For more information contact Cecilia Cooper on 01236 782820 or email ccooper@action.org.uk.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Download hi-res images of Carole Grieve and her mum using these links:
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Left to right - Carole Muir, Cecilia Cooper, Nicole Cooper, Carol Grieve.

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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