28 January 2019

An administrator for the charity which supports the work of Shropshire’s two acute hospitals is to take a ‘busman’s holiday’ by taking part in a 10km race to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Shelly Meredith prepares for her challenge

Shelly Meredith, who works for the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Charity, will take part in the Great Birmingham 10K on 26 May.

Shelly, from Shrewsbury, said: “I have many friends and family members who have been touched by cancer in some form or another. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, so all I feel I can do is help raise some important funds to help fight it and help support those living with cancer.”

Shelly, who has an online donations page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shellymeredith2019, is aiming to raise £200.

She said: “£200 could help provide people living with cancer (and their families) with essential medical, practical and emotional support from a Macmillan nurse.

“I am currently training for this run by running up to 20k a week, as well as eating healthily and fitting in the occasional hill climb.”

Macmillan works closely with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to support people affected by cancer through initiatives such as the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre and the Macmillan Haematology Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.