Care manager to get messy for cancer charity

A care manager from one of the South East’s leading independent care groups Sahara Care is taking the plunge and taking part in one of Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy runs.

The event taking place on 25 June at Gloucester Park in Basildon, Essex will see hundreds of runners take on gruelling conditions and a tough mud-covered obstacle course to raise money for the cancer charity and among them will be Angela Bacon.

Running with her sister dressed from head to toe in pink, Angela – the service manager of Sahara Care’s Parkside home – hopes to raise hundreds for the charity, which has a special significance to her and her family. 

“My mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in December. The treatment she received was exceptional and thankfully after surgery and treatment is now in remission,” said Angela.

“To take part in the challenge I thought was a good way to raise money for further research and hopefully save more lives.”

Service users from Sahara’s homes in London and Essex hope to join the crowds in June and will help Angela by cheering her on to complete the tough, messy run.

Sharon Kaur, Managing Director of Sahara Care, said: “We are all immensely proud of Angela for taking part in the run. It looks like it is going to be tough, but I am sure she has what it takes to complete it, especially with the goal of raising so much money for a wonderful charity.”

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