#BeMoreNulty Runners raise over £15k for Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care
Sarah Nulty’s family, friends and colleagues have raised over £15k for Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care by running the Sheffield Half Marathon. This latest fund-raiser brings the total to nearly £45k raised for the two charities by Tramlines and Sarah’s friends and family.
On Sunday 14th April, Sheffield hosted the annual Half Marathon. Amongst the thousands of runners taking part were, ‘The most unlikely marathon team ever’ (a collection of mostly non-runners from Sheffield’s music industry) and members of Sarah Nulty’s family who were raising money for Weston Park Cancer Charity andCavendish Cancer Care. The runners far surpassed their goal of £10k and including gift aid donations, they have raised over a staggering £15k. The fund raising has not stopped, donations can still be made via the My Donate page.
Sarah Nulty was director at Tramlines Festival from 2013 – 2018, and sadly passed away at the age of 36 just weeks before she saw her hard work become a reality in the festival’s 10th anniversary event. Sarah was instrumental in the launch of Tramlines in 2009, coordinating venues and handling bookings and later working in the commercial department. Tenacious, innovative and thoroughly unbreakable, Sarah led Tramlines through its toughest and most pivotal times.
Sarah’s family and friends felt moved to raise money for these two charities in recognition of the work they did for Sarah and in the hope that they may provide for cancer sufferers in the future. Donations were also generated for Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care during the festival last year. The combined total raised is now nearly £45k.
DJ Jimmy May arrives at the finish line
Sarah’s friend and colleague, Tim Walker, commented:
‘We made it and everyone should feel so proud of this achievement. This run was about bringing people together. It’s testimony to lasting positive effect that Sarah had on the people who she was connected to. We hope we can continue to be inspired by Sarah in the future and continue to do good work in her name.
Speaking of their support Community Fundraiser at Weston Park Cancer Charity, Jade Hearsum commented;
‘We are incredibly grateful to everyone who joined the #BeMoreNulty Tramlines team for the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday. The route is a particularly challenging one and even though some of the team wouldn’t describe themselves as runners, they all did amazingly well and crossed the finish line with pride. With every step, they’ve raised thousands of pounds to support local cancer patients and their continued support in memory of Sarah is truly inspirational. With their help, we can ensure that cancer patients across the region continue to access the very best cancer care services.’
Since Sarah Nulty’s passing last year, she has been bestowed with many posthumous awards and memorials. This includes an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ from both AIF (Association of Independent Festivals) and the UK Festival Awards, who also created the ‘Sarah Nulty Women in Festivals Award’. Sheffield City Councilpaid homage with a memorial plaque at Devonshire Green in Sheffield City Centre, and a Civic Award from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid.
On 7th March 2019, The Star (Sheffield based publication) launched their ‘Women of Sheffield’ awards. They created the ‘Sarah Nulty award for Creativity’ in respect to her dedication to the music industry of Sheffield. The first winner of this award was Vicky Morris who was presented the award by Sarah’s mum, Julie Voisey.
Tramlines Festival will continue its commitment to supporting local charities and causes during the 2019 event.
This years Tramlines Festival will take place in Hillsbrough Park on 19-21st July 2019 with the likes of The Manic Street Preachers, Two Door Cinema Club and Rag and Bone man to name a few.
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