The Coopers half marathon

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Liverpool Half Marathon 17 March 2013

By Glenda Cooper

In 2012 Dominic Nutt – Glenda’s husband and Gareth’s brother-in-law – was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. You can read about his story here.

We decided we wanted to do something to help.

Gareth Cooper in training

So on 17 March 2013, we will both be running the Liverpool Half Marathon in aid of iCancer. We want to raise as much money as possible – so please sponsor us using the donation buttons on the side of the page.

Once you have donated leave a comment for Glenda and Gareth below.

Dom has been really lucky – he’s had excellent care at St George’s Hospital, London. We wanted to say thank you for that, and raise mone . At present there isn’t a cure for neuroendocrine tumour, apart from surgery and it doesn’t respond to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Also because it is relatively rare, it doesn’t attract the same type of funding as better known cancers.

Sponsoring us is simple, fast and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor us as iCancer will receive your money faster.

Spicing it up

‘Anyone who knows the Coopers knows we are pretty competitive,’ says Glenda, ‘so to add a bit of spice to the run – and to make sure I get out training in this cold weather, I’ve decided to do the following…

‘For every minute that I run the race either over or under 2 hours, I’ll add 1% of the sponsorship money I raise

‘Gareth has said he’ll do 2%!  he’s trying to make me run even harder….!

‘So get out there and sponsor us – and make sure you let us know in the comments below how much you’ve given.

‘We have partnered with a US and UK charity to enable people to  a make a tax-free donation and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax can be added to your gift at no cost to you through Gift Aid.

‘We’ll be tweeting updates at @glendacooper and @GCoops83 and updating the iCancer Facebook page.’


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7 thoughts on “The Coopers half marathon”

  1. Go Team Cooper 🙂 great cause and I’m sure that on the day that this will spur you both on for a PB time!! Suzi, Paul & Tia xxx

  2. Hello!

    I would like to think that if Robert had received the same diagnosis as Dom I would be willing and able to run 13 miles in 2 hours to help him get better. But I can’t be sure I would, so well done you! We miss you guys. NY is great, but we haven’t found anyone to fill the gap now we don’t see you every week. Love, Susan (and Robert) xxx

  3. I can’t ‘do the math’ on your percentages but you’re £30 up at the starting line as of just now. I’ll celebrate with you when you come down from your high, having completed it in an hour and half…

  4. Thank you Gareth and Glenda. I will be cheering you on from the comfort of a warm kitchen and a cup of tea. I’m backing you both to bust two hours!


  5. Go Glenda GO!!!!…Wishing you all the best for the run….hope you enjoy and haven’t planned to climb too many steps for the rest of the week (nice bubbly baths to soothe those limbs!!) Good luck; Sharon & Mark

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