DB Employee Set For 1/2 Marathon Debut

30th May 2018


 

Deutsche Bank Employee Set For First Half Marathon

 

Sharon Baker will take on her first Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia on October 14th this year. The Associate, who works at Deutsche Bank’s Birmingham office, took up running to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K in May and enjoyed it so much that she has registered for the 13.1mile event later this year.  

She will be raising funds for Cure Leukaemia, one of Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year, with every penny contributing to Deutsche Bank Birmingham’s target of £45,000 in 2018 to fund a specialist research nurse for twelve months.

She said: “I’m really excited to be taking part in my first half marathon later this year. I’d never run properly before this year (maybe for the bus or to the chip shop!) but my fitness and mental health has noticeably improved and I enjoyed the 10K so much I really want to test myself over 13.1miles. I’m am starting my half marathon training on 3rd June with the Running Group I joined for the 10k (Absolute Beginners) and a few of my club mates will also be running”.

 

“It’s great to be doing this for Cure Leukaemia. I’ve got to know the team so well over the last year and I’ve also been privileged to meet some of the patients and staff our fundraising is helping and I find it really very inspiring.”

Jackie Kelly, Cure Leukaemia’s Head of Corporate Partnerships said: “Sharon played a huge role in helping Cure Leukaemia become one of Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year and we are so pleased to see her leading our team for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run. We hope that she can inspire more first-time runners and females to take part in this memorable annual event.”

 

“Deutsche Bank’s Birmingham office has a set an inspirational target of £45,000 to fund one of our specialist research nurses for one year to ensure patients continue to access the latest, pioneering treatments for blood cancer.”

Sharon has now set her sights on recruiting more runners from the bank to sign up and take part for Cure Leukaemia.

She said: “I’m really keen to encourage more of my colleagues to take part so we can enter the Business Challenge. I’d love to recruit 50 runners from Deutsche Bank over the summer!”

Sponsor Sharon here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sharon-baker24

You can sign up to the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run absolutely FREE through Cure Leukaemia in return for £299 in fundraising. Simply email beinspired@cureleukaemia.co.uk to receive your registration token.

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