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Chefs to head north for charity run

12 July 2007 by
Chefs to head north for charity run

Some of the UK's top chefs will be swapping their whites for running vests and taking part in Great North Run on 30 September.

The team, captained by Paul Gayler of The Lanesborough Hotel, is raising money for the Emily Begg Fund in conjunction with Teenage Cancer Trust.

Gayler said: "Last November, our friend's daughter Emily died aged 14 of acute myeloid leukaemia. During her illness, Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) was tremendously supportive and a real source of strength for the whole family.

"My daughter Lauren is doing some fundraising for TCT at her University and as a contribution I am planning a series of sponsored activities with the help of friends and colleagues from the chef world, including taking part in the Great North Run."

Gayler is being joined on the run by Andrew Bennett, of the Sheraton Park Lane, Henry Brosi of The Dorchester, Tony Cameron of the Oriental Club, Glenn Ewart from Churchill's China, Ray Lorimer of Unilever Foodsolutions, Martyn Nail of Claridges and Stephen Scuffell of the Crown Moran Hotel.

The Great North Run is the world's biggest half-marathon with runners starting in Newcastle and finishing in South Shields.

If you would like to support the team and make a pledge to the Emily Begg Fund, go to www.teenagecancertrust.org/sponsor/mayqueenappeal.

By Daniel Thomas

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