Cancer survivor Claire embarks on new fundraising challenge

There was plenty of mud, sweat and tears for a Bloor Homes sales advisor as she completed her latest fundraising challenge for Cancer Research UK.

06/07/2016 - Careers

Claire Jones, 38, took part in the Liverpool Pretty Mudder in Sefton Park, Liverpool for the first time on Saturday, raising more than £1,500 for the charity.

Like its sister event the Race for Life, the Pretty Mudder is a 5k race but also features a series of muddy obstacles.

Claire has previously completed the Race for Life on three occasions, having been inspired to do so by her own successful battle with cancer.  Over the last four years she has raised around £15,000 in sponsorship to help fund research into cancer treatments.

Claire, who is based at Bloor’s Eastham Green development, was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and took part in her First Race for Life in 2013 as she was coming out of chemotherapy treatment.

She said: “My whole world came crashing down when I was diagnosed with cancer but thanks to the wonderful treatment I received I managed to beat the illness.  I was one of the lucky ones, and my experience inspired me to help fund vital research into the treatments that other people so desperately need.  When I did my first race I was on 20 steroids a day and it was extremely tough.  But the atmosphere was amazing and the emotion of the event helped me get to the finishing line.  It is such an emotional, inspiring event to take part in and I’ve done it every year since.  My first Pretty Mudder was a lot of fun and I would definitely like to take part again next year.  Thankfully the weather stayed dry and it was another inspiring and emotional day.”

Among those to sponsor Claire was Bloor Homes, who made a donation of £200.

Claire added: “Cancer Research UK is an amazing charity and I’m so grateful to everyone who has sponsored me and donated money to support this wonderful cause.