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The Men of the Mary Rose (“the Hairy Roses“) will be running the 5K Santa Fun Run this year in memory of our dear friend and colleague Yvonne Shaw who sadly passed away in October after a short battle with cancer. Yvonne was an incredibly popular member of our Mary Rose family and will be missed very dearly.
The Mary Rose has a long and proud history of supporting local charities and community groups. This is particularly well illustrated by the dedication of many of the female members of the team completing the Race for Life events and recently the Pretty Muddy events on Southsea common each year. The ‘Muddy Roses’ have raised a great deal for Cancer Research whilst running in memory of friends, family and colleagues.
Not one to be outdone, the male side of the organisation should perhaps also show their mettle. After a quick discussion we decided that ‘The 2017 Family Santa Fun Run’ would be an opportunity to raise some money for the Rowan’s Hospice, a local charity who helped care for Yvonne in her final days.
Some members of the organisation aren’t particularly… athletic, so we elected to go for the 5K Santa Run to start us off. This caters for people of all ages and abilities and will be slightly less embarrassing for us! you’ll be able to find out more about the teams as we post bios over the next week.
Please help support the Mary Rose’s ‘Hairy Roses’ as we Run, Jog, Walk, Limb and Crawl along the seafront.
You can sponsor the Hairy Roses at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hairyrosesanta