Soap star gets in step for big race

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CORONA­TION Street star Sally Dynevor is step­ping up her train­ing as she pre­pares to run for a cause close to her heart

The 53-year-old from Mid­dle­ton, best known for her role as Sally Met­calfe in the long-run­ning soap, will take part in the Great Manch­ester Run.

She will take to the 10km course to raise money and aware­ness for Beech­wood Cancer Care, a char­ity based in Bridge­hall, Stockport.

Sally first be­came aware of Beech­wood and its ser- vices through her friend and fel­low ac­tress Morag Siller.

Morag was also a pa­tron of the char­ity – but sadly lost her own bat­tle with breast cancer in April 2016, at the age of just 46.

Sally her­self has lived through breast cancer and has at­tended many Beech­wood events, in­clud­ing the Ladies Lunch and But­ter­fly Ball and switched on the Tree of Lights last Christ­mas.

Her name­sake char­ac­ter in Cor­rie has also had an emo­tional breast cancer sto­ry­line.

The ac­tress will don her run­ning shoes for the cause on May 28 and is urg­ing oth­ers to do like­wise.

She said: “I am so touched by what Beech­wood does for peo­ple – from in­di­vid­u­als to fam­i­lies.

“So I am de­lighted to rep­re­sent them by tak­ing part in the Great Manch­ester Run.

“I still need to fit in a lot more train­ing but I am really look­ing for­ward to the day – and hope lots of peo­ple can join me in sup­port of this fab­u­lous char­ity.”

This year there is an op­tion to run a half marathon route or the usual 10km – lim­ited spa­ces are still avail­able in both cat­e­gories.

Beech­wood is look­ing for ad­di­tional run­ners and asks that you aim to raise a min­i­mum of £120 for the char­ity to take part in its name.

Fundrais­ing man­ager An­gela Gray, said: “We are so ex­cited for this year’s Great Manch­ester Run and we are de­lighted that Sally will be run­ning for us.

“Thank you to ev­ery­one who has joined Team Beech­wood so far and we look for­ward to more peo­ple sign­ing up.”

To get more in­for­ma­tion on how you can help to sup­port Beech­wood email fundrais­ing@ beech­wood­cancer­care. co.uk.

St Anne’s Academy Mid­dle­ton take part in the road­show about men­tal health

Corona­tion Street ac­tress Sally Dynevor will take part in the Great Manch­ester Run for Beech­wood Cancer Care

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