Hi there folks, On 17 May I will be again risking life and limb - well, life and flab, anyway - on the Great Manchester Run, 10 arduous and sweaty kilometres in the tropical Manchester heat. Those of you who know me will realise that I'm built for comfort and NOT for speed, and may be wondering what lies behind this uncharacteristic burst of healthy exercise. Well apart from the challenge of finishing it, I'm doing it (like most people) to raise money for charidee. At the end of last year my wife's mum, one of the healthiest people I've ever met, was diagnosed with cancer - happily it's treatable, and so far all is going according to plan. However it brought home to me just how random cancer can be, and how quickly and completely the various forms of it can devastate lives. So I'm here seeking sponsorship - I have on online sponsorship page where you can sponsor me by credit or PayPal, it's very easy and if you're a taxpayer and include your details they can even reclaim some money from that grasping swine in No.11 to add to your donation! http://www.runningsponsorme.org/andybaker Cancer Research UK reckon that around 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their life, so the chances are you know someone affected by one of the many forms. It causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK; every two minutes a person is diagnosed with cancer in the UK and every 4 minutes somone dies from it. You can make a difference to these statistics :clap: Many thanks for reading, and I hope you can spare a few quid to sponsor me!