Coomers Timber & Building Supplies employees to compete in charity run

Published:  20 August, 2015

A team of six runners from Coomers Timber & Building Supplies will be taking part in the Great South Run to raise money for GUTS, the Guildford-based bowel cancer charity.

This year, Stuart Knight, Steve Armstrong, Louise Beaven and Shane Taylor from Coomers’ Bordon branch, plus Tim Knight and Martin Lillywhite from Oakhanger, will be participating. The runners are asking customers and colleagues to show their support by sponsoring the team.

The 10-mile run starts and finishes in Southsea on 25 October, taking in the historic Portsmouth docklands and other landmarks.

Every year Coomers supports a different charity; this time GUTS has been chosen to receive the funds raised thanks to sponsors.

There will be friendly competition amongst the colleagues competing in the Run, Coomers says, but motivation comes from supporting such a good cause.

GUTS aims to improve the survival rates of people with bowel cancer through better screening, detection, treatment and care.

Based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital at Guildford - where bowel cancer patients from across the south of England receive treatment - GUTS funds facilities, equipment, screening services and research into bowel cancer, and also strives to raise awareness of the disease.

The team’s online sponsorship page can be found at:

Photo (left to right): Martin Lillywhite, Steve Armstrong, Stuart Knight, Louise Beaven, Shane Taylor & Tim Knight.

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