Our Managing Director here at The Tomorrow Lab Adrian is getting his trainers ready as he gets set to take part in this year’s Belfast City Marathon to support local charity and clients Friends of the Cancer Centre.

Money raised will be put directly into vital projects that make a real and lasting impact on the lives of thousands of people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.

Adrian will be taking on the full 26.2 mile route around Belfast.  Commenting on what inspired him to raise funds for Friends of the Cancer Centre, Adrian said:

“I work for The Tomorrow Lab and through my role as Managing Director I have worked with Friends of the Cancer Centre.  I was extremely overwhelmed when I discovered the work that they do within the Cancer Centre in supporting local cancer patients and their families.  I was amazed that the charity funds an additional 35 staff in the Cancer Centre and this enables patients to receive such great care. 

I decided to take on this challenge to support such a fantastic charity that really does make a difference in supporting local people affected by a cancer diagnosis.  We all know someone who has been affected by cancer and to know that this local charity does so much, I knew that I had to give my support.  I am very excited to take part in the Belfast City marathon and I know that the money I raise will definitely help make that difference.”

Friends of the Cancer Centre, based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, is one of the leading cancer charities in Northern Ireland working to support cancer patients and their families through key projects in the areas of clinical care, patient comforts, and research.  Friends of the Cancer Centre is currently funding 35 additional staff in the Cancer Centre, including doctors, nurses and researchers and the charity is committed to raising at least £5 million over the next three years to fund on-going and new projects which will continue to support local cancer patients.

Sarah Breen, fundraising officer at Friends of the Cancer Centre, said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Adrian for choosing to support our hospital charity and taking on such an incredible challenge.  We‘re calling on people right across Northern Ireland to join him and get behind us by pulling on their trainers and taking on a marathon challenge to help support local cancer patients.  Last year we had over 100 people don a Friends of the Cancer Centre t-shirt and hit the streets of Belfast, but this year we want to go one better.  We want to turn the streets of Belfast yellow on the 1st May, with waves of people running, jogging and walking for Friends of the Cancer Centre.  Everyone who takes part will make an incredible difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer.”

If you would like to support Adrian at this year’s Belfast City Marathon and raise funds for Friends of the Cancer Centre please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adrian-runs-belfast-marathon