Pecan Deluxe have secured not one, but TWO teams into this year's Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay.
Hundreds of runners will line up on Sunday 14th October for the Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay.
A popular feature of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon, the relay breaks up the 26.2 miles into six more manageable legs of between 3 and 6.1 miles.
Open to companies, sports clubs, organisations and groups of friends, it brings some friendly team rivalry to the event and allows people to enjoy that unique marathon day atmosphere – without having to run the full distance.
Pecan Deluxe have told us why they have chosen to take part this year:
Pecan Deluxe Candy Europe Ltd are a confectionery company based in Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds. The company has linked up with cancer sufferer Jacqui Drake in her efforts to raise £1 million for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, aka the Bexley Wing of St James’ Hospital in Leeds.
The company are helping to raise funds towards Jacqui’s Million campaign by entering two teams into the Yorkshire Marathon. There are 10 employees taking part overall and each will run separate legs within the 26-mile race.
Our first team, Pecan Deluxe Candy will be headed by our business development manager Jenny Baillie, and our second team, the Pecan Deluxe Nutters will be led by customer services manager Rebecca Kane. Each of our brave employees vary in terms of fitness but were all willing to participate and help raise as much as possible towards Jacqui’s campaign.
Jacqui has personal ties to the company and is determined to leave a lasting legacy from her prognosis of stage 4 melanoma. She started her campaign to raise awareness and well-needed funds for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre. She added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Pecan Deluxe has decided to support the project, We’ve had a lot of fun already whilst organising fundraising events and I’m sure there’s much more to follow – all helping us to stay positive about cancer!”
Pecan Deluxe added "Please help us raise as much as possible towards Jacqui’s million campaign – thank you! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pecan-deluxe-candy-europe"
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