Rotary Marafun plans take shape

THE Rotary Club of Forfar has announced that the new Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre at Ninewells will be the recipient of its sponsorship money raised from The 2012 Marafun on Sunday, May 27.

The long association with Cancer Research charity was initiated by the original Marafun convener Rotarian Jimmy Nicoll and, since its inauguration in 2002, this now bi-annual event in the local calendar has seen the club donate a staggering £140,000.

The charity acknowledged the achievements and donations of the Rotary Club of Forfar in a letter this week from Lady Fiona Fraser, president of Ninewells Cancer Campaign, and the club is also featured in the latest literature and flyers seeking money to establish the new Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre at Ninewells.

An old friend “Dennis” will again feature on the logo for this very worthy cause, as the Rotary Club of Forfar continues to “Help Dennis beat the Menace.”

Marafun convener Tim Hale and president Mike Cumming have made this commitment of support to the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre so that teams can make their decision to support the Marafun and this charity.

“Cancer knows no boundaries,” says Mike Cumming. “We know that many of our event supporters and teams of runners have family members and friends who have suffered from “The big C”, but we can all help establish a new Jacqui Wood Cancer Research Centre at Ninewells to help find a cure for this disease.

“So why not – Get a team - Get fit – Get sponsorship - Get running, either a full Marafun or a half Marafun on Sunday, May 27?”

The sponsorship money raised by the teams of runners in 2012 will be donated to this charity through the Forfar Rotary Charitable Trust.

Teams can enter to run for their own charity or their own club if they wish.

It’s an easy decision if you want to and do your bit for charity and, at the same time, get fitter, all you need is a team of five runners and enter for the full Marafun distance or the Half Marafun distance and you have until Marafun Day - May 27 - to get ready.

Full details and information and entry forms for the event can be downloaded from the website