Soap star gets in step for big race
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.
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Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor will take part in the Great Manchester Run for Beechwood Cancer Care