North East UK news Children's Cancer Run cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The event was set to place on Sunday, September 20 but won't go ahead this year

North East UK news Children's Cancer Run cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The event was set to place on Sunday, September 20 but won't go ahead this year

North East UK news  Children's Cancer Run cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com
30 June 2020 - 15:24

Breaking News ! The 2020 North of England Children's Cancer Run has been cancelled. The event was set to take place at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday, September 20 but will now go-ahead on May 23, 2021. The North of England Children's Cancer Research said it made the decision following Government advice on holding mass gatherings while the coronavirus pandemic continues. All runners with pre-registered numbers will have their entry place moved to the new date. Chris Peacock, Chair of NECCR, said: “We rescheduled the run from its original date earlier this year in May and had hoped the virus would have significantly reduced so we could safely go ahead. "However our event would still involve thousands of people gathering in close quarters, and require ambulance cover and key medical staff attending. "We don’t feel it is appropriate to add additional pressure to NHS resources at this continually challenging time, nor increase the risk of infection. “The safety of runners is paramount, and an event like this requires over 300 staff and volunteers to provide safe levels of cover. Many of our runners and volunteers will also have children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or have vulnerable immune systems. “We appreciate the news will be disappointing to many, with the run being a much-loved special day for families in the North East.

. Read More Related Articles National Trust Northumberland site reopenings and how they work Read More Related Articles 'I think there’ll be a lot of people dying for a pint': How breweries are preparing for pubs opening “We’ll be back, bigger and better in 2021 and can’t wait to bring you the 38th Children’s Cancer Run on May 23, 2021. "In the meantime, we do have an exciting new event under development at the moment, the Children’s Cancer Climb, which we will be launching this October. Watch this space for more information.” The charity has put together ‘Your Questions Answered’ document on its website at www.childrenscancerrun.co.uk or for further information get in touch with the team at childrenscancerrun@neccr.org.uk.

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North East UK news Children's Cancer Run cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Children's Cancer Run cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Children's Cancer Run cancelled due to coronavirus MetiNews.Com


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