It started with a tweet

3rd February 2014

Almost 6 months ago, as ex England and Sheffield Wednesday footballer Carlton Palmer tweeted -I'm off for a run, someone was watching.

In fact two die-hard Wednesday fans, a friend and a Trustee of Cavendish Cancer Care, and they set him a challenge. If he was running, he might as well do it for a worthy cause, and none worthier than Cavendish Cancer Care, a local charity that provides support, counselling and complementary therapies to families affected by a diagnosis of cancer. And unsurprisingly, Carlton decided he couldn't walk away. So the Carlton Palmer 10k run was born. The run which took place in November saw over 100 people of all ages running through uneven and muddy Ecclesall Woods on a cold and wet Sunday morning. The event was a huge success, largely thanks to Carlton's persistent tweets and shameless plugs in the media and the great camaraderie as the runners faced the hills, woods and mud to reach the finish line. Marie Hunton, aged 42 from Thurgoland, said: -My friend Ruth and I only started running to take part in the event, to raise money for the charity while it provides essential support to ruths family. We sweat blood and tears to complete the run but we are over the moon that we could. The event raised an amazing £18,000 for the charity. This is a significant amount for any charity and for Cavendish Cancer Care it will help support an additional 50 families through the service, providing a full course of therapy and the support these families really deserve. This one time twitter buddy has now grown into a passionate pal and supporter of this local charity and will be hosting a dinner, with his fellow SWFC and England colleague David Hirst. The pair will be hosting the dinner, sharing anecdotes and raising a few laughs. The dinner will be held on 28th February at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and will include a three course meal and a disco. Tickets for the event are £40 and available by contacting Cavendish Cancer on 0114 2754070 or by email at If the Carlton Palmer 10k run was not your thing, here's your chance to join these two football legends and raise money from a comfortable, seated position and the only effort you need to make is to have fun and raise funds for this local cancer charity.  

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