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The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon work with nominated local charities every year and we are delighted to announce that for the second year running we will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.

Already an extremely worthy national charity providing crucial support to people affected by cancer, we are especially thrilled that the funds raised through the Ipswich Half Marathon this year will go directly towards the Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich Hospital.

Emily Ford, Challenge Events Manager at Macmillan said;

“We are absolutely delighted to be involved with the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon for a second year and to be able to work on such a local level with this event. We hope that many runners will want to support Macmillan and make a difference to thousands of people across Suffolk.”
“Macmillan runners will be able to direct their fundraising efforts towards building the new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich Hospital. This new cancer centre will be a vital service for people affected by a cancer diagnosis in Suffolk and participants of the Ipswich Half Marathon will be able to directly impact something that will be life changing for the local area.”


Be part of the team!

We would like to encourage all participants to consider fundraising through their participation in the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon 2016 and thus help Macmillan reach the target needed for this build. Fundraising is a great way to help keep you motivated, get your friends and family involved in supporting your effort and knowing you’ve played a part in such a worthwhile local cause will be the icing on the cake when you cross the finish line on September 18th!

If you haven’t already been contacted by Macmillan and would like them to contact you please register your interest here.

Case Study

Check out the very inspiring story of one of last year’s Macmillan runners, Bianca Carpenter. Bianca was due to run in the 2014 Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon when she was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly before the race. A year later, we were very proud to see Bianca complete the 2015 race with her family and partner, having just been given the all clear. Check out her story here:

Bianca’s story


As well as your fundraising efforts, money raised through our t-shirt sales also goes to Macmillan. They will be on sale soon so keep checking here for details!

About Macmillan Cancer Support

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk