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Gallery owner in charity marathon for cancer care

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

By Simon Parker, Living Cornwall Editor, Twitter: @simonparkerwmn

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Patrons of the Cornwall Contemporary gallery in Penzance might be wondering why its director Sarah Brittain has been spending so much time jogging in recent weeks.

The answer is simple: she is in training for this year’s London Marathon when, proudly wearing a Breast Cancer Care vest, she will be running in memory of her late mother, who sadly died of cancer, and in celebration of her aunt, who has survived it.

One of thousands running on Sunday to raise money for charities of all kinds, she said: “Despite not being a natural runner, and that’s putting it mildly, having to train throughout some of the worst weather on record I feel it will all have been worthwhile as I cross the finishing line – always assuming I get far – and knowing I’ve raised money for such a good cause.”

In addition to Sarah’s run, Long Rock artist Simeon Stafford is generously donating all proceeds from the sale of his painting, St Michael’s Mount, to Breast Cancer Care. Bids are invited by telephone, post or email, to reach the gallery not later than April 17. The painting, selling price of which would be £1200, will go to the highest bidder.

A proportion of all sales from Cornwall Contemporary gallery’s Easter Exhibition will also go to Breast Cancer Care. It continues until May 5.

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