As this is prepared the thoughts of the London 10k in July and the Cardiff half marathon in October are somewhat dulled by the sight of deep snow in the middle of March. However with spring, and even summer, on the way thoughts can turn to the two fund raising events CLLSA are participating in this year.

Entry is open for both the London 10k on 14th July and the Cardiff Half Marathon on 6 th October. CLLSA has no real rules of entrance but ask everyone taking part to pledge at least £100 of fund raising. We also recommend that you open your own Just Giving page.

Just Giving gives you, the entrant, a chance to email all your Family and Friends giving them a link to yourJust Giving page. They can then donate on line, not forgetting to add gift aid. The funds are credited to CLLSA Bank Account thereby relieving you of the need to badger supporters into making payments .We will, of course, provide a cash sponsorship form for your use around the workplace, club or pub. Details of how to open your Just Giving page will be sent after registration. When registering on Just Giving please indicate the event in which you are anticipating.

To register for either event please contact to receive the registration form. Please do not try to register directly with either event if wishing to raise funds for CLLSA as we have pre booked spaces available for both events.

London 10k the Route

Starting at Piccadilly, at 9:35am, outside the Guards & Calvary Club, runners will pass the WW2 Bomber Command Memorial which was unveiled by HM Queen Elizabeth II in June 2012, two weeks prior to the British 10k run in Diamond Jubilee Olympic year with Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner as a backdrop. Runners will pass The Ritz, St.James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square, the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, the unique London Eye, the world’s most famous clock Big Ben, the British Houses of Parliament the historic Westminster Abbey before finishing at Whitehall (the portal of British Government) at the junction of Royal Horse Guards and Banqueting House after passing Downing Street (the official London residence of British Prime Minister) and the Cenotaph, the national memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 

Cardiff Half Marathon the Route.

The wheelchair event starts at 8; 50am and the rest of the field will start at 9:00am The route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and professionals alike. 

The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in glorious Penarth Marine before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre. The course then heads toward the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city and the Civic Centre.

Member’s suggestion.

With the current financial problems and rising costs being encountered by us all, and CLLSA is no exception, we need to work hard at ensuring we raise enough funds either by donations or fund raising efforts of our members their families and friends. The efforts of those taking part in the two events already mentioned is very much appreciated. The Trustees work hard at obtaining funding from various sources however, we can never be sure that the sources we depend on will remain as generous as in the past.

Our Membership now exceeds 1000 and the Board of Trustees are committed to giving the responses, information and local meetings back up by knowledgeable and specialist speakers asis possible. Venues, lunches and attendant services come at a cost. All our funding comes from donations so it is very important that we, the Trustees, and you the Membership do all we can to raise funds to keep the pot bubbling.

One of our Members has suggested a National CLL day. This could take the form of as many members as possible holding a coffee morning or similar event on a given date. October could be a good month for this and would need support of the members to organise a national event of this nature. We do need comments, help and input from our Membership on this and would ask that you respond if you have any suggestions on fundraising, or would consider taking part, also if you would like to organise an event to raise funds for the CLLSA.

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Thank you for your support

Derek McGlashan.