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Go Bananas 2013 Informa Sign up Pack


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Go Bananas 2013 Informa Sign up Pack

  1. 1. Go Bananas! 2013 Reg ents Park Runn er Pacpk 3, 5 mMay 201 Thursday 9th
  2. 2. Welcome to Go B ananas! with Informa 20 13Welcome to the seventh year of Go Bananas! with Informa in aid of World CancerResearch Fund (WCRF).Last year saw lots of runners chase Informa’s very own CEO Peter Rigby round the3km Regent’s Park route, despite the inclement weather. This year we are returning toRegents Park on Thursday 9th May and we hope to see even more of you donning yourtrainers and taking part and we also hope for drier weather.After the success of last year’s post-run reception, we invite you all to join us again afterthe event at The Royal College of Physicians. Come along and play some giant games,ride a smoothie bike, find out the results of the raffle and best fancy dress costumecompetition and enjoy your complimentary food and drink!By taking part in this event, not only will you and your colleagues have a great daychasing CEO Peter Rigby dressed as a giant banana, you’ll also be raising vital funds forWCRFs scientific research and cancer prevention education programmes.Our 7th year of Going Bananas is approaching. Altogether we raised a superb £78K last year, all ofwhich went to the World Cancer Research Fund. In the UK we had a fantastic turnout despite the rain.Some runners across the globe were able to beat their personal bests, others walked, even pregnantor with umbrella in hand, which only goes to show that Go Bananas is for everyone.Many of the pictures can be seen in the gallery as well as a video of the soaking wet UK more Go Bananas news from 2012, see our page on indigo:’d like to see as many people as possible get involved this year. There are 7,500 of you who can raise£7,500 just by taking part as I am again personally pledging £1 per employee who Goes Bananas.This applies whether you’re doing a fun run or any other activity, whether that’s the Banana Olympicsin Dubai, scavenger hunts in the US, fruit smoothie sales, walk-a-thons, banana splits, or boatraces. Let’s all get involved, have some fun together and make a grand difference to support cancerprevention work worldwide.Let’s target £100k this year. So get training and try to get some personal sponsorship too!Peter Rigby 02
  3. 3. How ever yone at Informa makes a differ enceLast year more than 1,400 of you took part in over 20 events around the world.Together you raised an incredible £78,851. Here are some examples of how the moneyyou raise makes a difference.£10 allows a child living in a deprived area to be a member of the Great Grub Clubmagazine club for an entire year. The Great Grub Club encourages children to eat welland move more for better health.£100 can fund a scientist to carry out half-a-day of life-saving cancer preventionresearch, which will help shape the future of cancer research.£500 allows us to organise an education workshop for up to 20 healthprofessionals. Participants learn about the cancer prevention evidence, our 10Recommendations for Cancer Prevention and the potential barriers to talking aboutcancer prevention with patients.£10,000 will pay for a scientist to work on our Continuous Update Project (CUP)for 10 weeks. The database is the largest resource of scientific research on diet, bodyfatness and physical activity and cancer in the world.£70,000 will pay for the Great Grub Club for an entire year. The club educateschildren aged 4 to 11 and their families on the benefits of being healthy and givesthem the tools they need to achieve this, reaching thousands of children, families andteachers across the UK£100,000 will pay for the final two years of the four year long PEACH project,one of the major studies worldwide involved in studying children’s activity and eatingbehaviour, based at the University of Bristol.Research has shown that by eating well, moving more and staying in shape you canreduce your cancer risk. If we all did this, 2.8 million people around the world this yearwouldn’t have to hear the words, “you’ve got cancer.”Go Bananas! in 2013 to help us make this happen! 03
  4. 4. Go Bananas! Rout e Map 5pm, Thur sday 9t h May 2013 Regent’s Park Start/Finish line. Post-race reception Hub/huts (Bakerloo line) Please arrive by at The Royal Collegefor changing nearest tube station 4.15pm to register of Physicians, 6pm THE REGENTS PARKJoin us after the race at the post-run reception at The Royal College of Physicians, which isindicated on the map above. From 6pm each runner will be entitled to free food and one free drink,courtesy of Informa. More drinks can be purchased. Toilets and changing facilities will beavailable for you to use. There will also be a range of free games and fundraising activities whereyou can win some fantastic prizes, so bring your wallet if you dont want to leave empty-handed! 04
  5. 5. Top 5 ideas for fundraising successBefore reading these top ideas, set up an online fundraising page It’s quick and easy to do and it’s the most important stepto get you on your way to raising vital funds to support World Cancer Research Fund. 1 Go Social 1 Email your fundraising link to family, friends asking them to sponsor you. Post it on your attach it to your email signature. and business contacts various social networks and22 Great Go Banana s! Bake Off Who makes the best and healthiest treats in the office? Visit for inspiration. Then ask your colleagues to pay £1, taste each treat and vote for the winner. 3 No Go Ban something in the office for a day: swearing, using the going off in meetings, etc. lift, phones Anyone who breaks the ban has to pay a fine. Go to the R ac es44 reality from spor ting events, Organise an of fice sweepstake on anything Bananas nner in the Informa Go TV shows to wh o will be the fastest ru WCRF. nner and half goes to race! Half the money goes to the wi 5 The Credit Munch Ever wondered how much that lunch you buy everyday adds up to? A lifetime of lunches can cost £90,000, equivalent to £7.81 a day on lunch, drinks and other work-time snacks. Bring in lunch every day for a week instead, and donate the money you would have spent to WCRF! 05
  6. 6. £€ Paying-in Page $€If you are in the UKOnlineCheque £There are many different ways you can pay the money you have raised to World Cancer Research Fund.Pay in the money you have raised via your personal fundraising page at complete the following details, and send them to us, along with the money raised, so we canthank you for all your hard work and support! Name: Business unit: Office address: Postcode: Telephone: Email: Total collected: Cheques should be made payable to World Cancer Research Fund and sent, along with any sponsorshipforms, to: Go Bananas! with Informa, WCRF, 22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HHUK bank transferYou can make a UK bank transfer using the following details: Barclays Bank PLC Account name: World Cancer Research Fund Sort code: 20-20-15 Account number: 80988855Please can you also provide a reference of ‘Informa’ followed by your name.Once you have made the transfer please email to let us know.If you are overseasOnlinePay in the money you have raised via your personal fundraising page at bank transferYou can make an international bank transfer using the details below: IBAN: GB08BARC20201580988855 SWIFT: BARCGB22 Bank: Barclays Bank PLC Bank Address: 128 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1EL, UK Beneficiary Name: World Cancer Research FundPlease can you also provide a reference of ‘Informa’ followed by your name.Once you have made the transfer please email to let us know. 06
  7. 7. WCRF UK Guidelines for Cancer Prevention weight e althy t hr ah ou g e b ho to ut ai m life WEIGHT t be ea ph m ys d CANCER e CANCER ic ss all ce ya eat and avoid pro PREVENTION PREVENTION ctiv e every day i PHYSICAL DIET ACTIVITY dm na re ny it w m ay li fo c s, r3 0m re hoo fo od inutes or mo se m ostly plant The choices you make about food, physical activity and weight management can reduce your chances of developing cancer – choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat – be physically active every day in any way for 30 minutes or more – aim to be a healthy weight throughout life And, always remember – do not smoke or chew tobacco “Stopping cancer before it starts”About World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK)World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is the principal UK charity dedicated to the prevention ofcancer through the promotion of healthy diets and nutrition, physical activity and weight management.Our mission is to prevent cancer in the UK and worldwide through scientific research and a wide rangeof public education programmes.World Cancer Research Fund22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH Tel: 020 7343 4200 Fax: 020 7343 4201Web: Email: informarun@wcrf.orgTwitter: Facebook: www.cancer-prevention.orgRegistered in London, England No: 2536180. Registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (Registered Charity No:1000739).Registered Office: 22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH © 2013 World Cancer Research Fund