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The Runner on a Wild, Wet Day

On Sunday 20th May, several members of SSF staff, and a group of Active Champions from our Active East programme, took part in Cancer Research UK’s 5K Race for Life in Glasgow. The group were all running as part of “Angela’s Army” in support of our Finance Manager Angela, who was sadly diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. 

Despite only signing up for the event a week in advance, the group managed to raise an incredible £702.50 for Cancer Research UK. 

 

Head of Operations Kirsty McNab, Youth Worker Demi Mitchell, and Active East Manager Rohanna Irvine along with some of the Active Champions at Glasgow Green.

Head of Operations Kirsty McNab, Youth Worker Demi Mitchell, and Active East Manager Rohanna Irvine along with some of the Active Champions at Glasgow Green.

SSF staff and young people will be taking part in a number of events across Scotland throughout the year, raising money for cancer charities in support of Angela. 

Angela’s mother Renee wrote the poem The Runner on a Wild, Wet Day, in honour of her daughter and her fight against cancer. 

 

 THE RUNNER ON A WILD, WET DAY a poem by Renee McCart for Angela The wild wind flung his friend, Rain Against the bedroom window pane. He screeched to those inside, you cannot hide Get up and meet THIS Day. The runner stared at wind and rain Hey you, I’ll soon be out There is no doubt You won’t defeat me. Flings back the sheets, Then beats a path from bed to bath. A flush and scrub, Taking breaths to fill her lungs. Courage flows to every cell. Wind and rain wail, They yell and yell. But she is ready, set, Go! Armoured like a champion She takes action through the streets of Unknown City. Ready, steady, She goes to battle Cancer’s wind and rain. Breathe harder, breathe deeper, Lift those knees, stretch your stride, Pump those arms, Raise your eyes, TAKE YOUR PRIZE! Glory rings in her ear Victory is here! Keep up the pace, YOU win THIS race. No mercy to the mighty wind and rain.

 

You can still donate on the SSF 5K Race for Life fundraising page by clicking here