Exeter Airport has selected FORCE as its 2013 Charity of the Year.
The local cancer charity will benefit from a special fund-raising event when 170 of the airport’s employees run the length of the runway.
Exeter Airport’s managing director Matt Roach said: “Our members of staff were keen to continue their support for FORCE and proposed a special event to raise funds in a way that was unique to the airport. The Runway Fun Run will be a first for Exeter and we anticipate that this will be a great success.”
The only permitted participants on the 2075 metre fun run down the runway on Sunday 3 March are airport members of staff and it is anticipated that all places will be taken up.
Sarah Daniels, FORCE Fund-raising Manager was delighted by the news: “Continuing to receive support locally is so important to us. Not only will the airport outlets continue their cash collections but the Runway Fun Run is a very exciting event in our new year of association.”
FORCE is now in its 26th year, and the Charity is very proud to have been able to invest over £10 million in local cancer services during this time. The FORCE Cancer Support and Information Centre based in the grounds of the RD&E Hospital was extended during 2012 to help manage more than 16,000 visits per annum from patients, carers, families and friends.