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Tom Allen to run London Marathon for Cancer Research

By James Lewis, Thursday February 23

Tom Allen, the RFL’s League for all Officer covering Bradford will run the London Marathon in April to raise money for Cancer Research.


Tom Allen, the RFL’s League for all Officer in Yorkshire will run the London Marathon in April to raise money for Cancer Research just a year after undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer and undergoing several rounds of treatment.

The initial diagnosis came in October 2010 when tests revealed he had tonsil cancer which had spread to the throat and after recovering from a series of surgical procedures Tom started eight weeks of radiotherapy treatment in February 2011.

After watching the London marathon on TV last year he was inspired and set himself the goal of taking part in 2012 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Tom Allen said: “I feel I have been treated so well, I wanted to set the target of doing it, Cancer Research is a great charity and I want to raise money to help all those people who have been or may be affected by cancer in the future.

“I am feeling quite tired at the moment, but my doctors and nurses are happy with me doing it as long as I keep on feeling ok, and it has given me something to really focus on.”

Tom aims to raise £2,000 for Cancer Research so please give generously to support him and help raise as much as possible for this worthy cause.

Sponsor Tom via: www.justgiving.com/TomAllen2012

For information about running for Cancer Research UK, log on to: www.cancerresearchuk.org/running or call 0871 641 2403

Where next?

VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES EVENT CO-ORDINATORS FIXED TERM PLACEMENT APRIL – JUNE 2012 The Rugby Football League through the Yorkshire Development Team is offering an exciting and challenging opportunity for two students to gain first-hand experience at co-ordinating events within a sports governing body. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to undertake a career within sport or event management in the future.

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