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Shopping Centre Director Set For Blackpool Charity Run

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The director of St Johns shopping centre in Liverpool is gearing up for an energetic fundraising initiative on behalf of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Ian Ward hopes to raise £1,000 for the charity by running 10k of the blustery Blackpool promenade on Saturday 24 September.

Ian hopes that his efforts will set a high benchmark and encourage other St Johns retail and management staff to get involved with further fundraising ideas.

He comments: "I'm no athlete, but if I can motivate myself and complete this challenge I'm hoping a few more people will follow suit and push themselves to achieve something outside their comfort zone - all in the name of charity!"

To pledge your donation please visit http://www.justgiving.com/ian-ward2

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the local charity that the centre has chosen to fundraise for during throughout the course of the next year and Ian's Blackpool run is the first solo fundraiser to be announced as part of the partnership.

The Liverpool-based organisation work to combat lung cancer, through funding research, providing support and giving a voice to those affected by the condition.

St Johns also have an ongoing national partnership with The British Heart Foundation and are committed to promoting and supporting charitable causes.