RRT helps at Lincoln colour run for Ethan Maull Foundation

The Ethan Maull Foundation was set up by a young boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Ethan received most of his treatment at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Whilst in hospital, Ethan saw the devastating effects that cancer has on children and their families, with many having to travel long distances to receive the treatment at Nottingham. Of course, this imposes a huge burden on the families wishing to remain close and needing accommodation. There is only one house for families to stay at whilst their children are receiving their treatment, and that is Billy’s House. It is located close to the hospital, but unfortunately not all families are able to stay here, so often face sleeping in their cars or making the long journey daily, to be with their children.

RRT Setting up

RRT Setting up

Ethan’s wish was to help these families and other like them. He had a vision that he wanted to raise enough money to build another home where families could stay. It was from this vision that the ETHAN MAULL “UP YOURS TO CANCER” FOUNDATION was born

To date, the foundation has raised just over £100,000, they hope in two more years to have enough to fund another ‘Billy’s House’.

GO!!

GO!!

Since Ethan’s death in 2014, his parents have carried on his vision and have been fund-raising through many different methods and events, and on Saturday 11th July, over 200 runners gathered at Torksey, near Lincoln, to run 3K to raise money for the Ethan Maull Foundation.  Runners came expecting to get covered in paint!  There were a lot of children running in the event and also whole families, in some cases there were three generations in the same family running.

Half Way Colour Station

Half Way Colour Station

At the event the RRT were helping with car-parking, setting up of paint stations, throwing paint and water, directing runners and handing out water at the end of the race.  They even gave one of the youngest runners a lift to the finish line.

Just a few hundred yards to go at this colour station

Just a few hundred yards to go at this colour station

All 21 RRT members were kept very busy during the event as some of the other volunteers decided to run the 3K at the last minute!  Some were throwing colour at the first paint station and then had to dash to the last station to help out there before the runners got through.  The race involved running along some roadways so it was important to keep the children to the side of the road.  The race organiser said he was impressed with how professional the RRT were.

RRT Teams at the end of a long and colourful day…

RRT Teams at the end of a long and colourful day…

The RRT were glad to enjoy some rare UK sunshine and support the Ethan Maull Foundation, they are looking forward to helping out at the next colour run.  For further information on the Foundation or to donate go to www.upyourstocancer

Handing out the much needed water.

Handing out the much needed water.

Ethan’s mother has since sent the following message to RRT: – ‘Thank you soooooo much for yesterday Jerry , you and your team were amazing , hope they all had a good day and enjoyed it .  Hope you are all free same time next year.  Please thank all your wonderful people on our behalf’.

RRT carrying a child over the finish line.

RRT carrying a child over the finish line.

4 thoughts on “RRT helps at Lincoln colour run for Ethan Maull Foundation”

  1. dweeb says:

    Great Cause
    go4it lincoln rrt

  2. dude says:

    Go Lincoln

  3. DRH says:

    Thanks for filling us in on the history of this fundraiser. Very touching story and I’m so happy that RRT could help out with this one as well as everything else they’re doing for the good of all.

  4. Olivia says:

    Keep up the good work Lincoln RRT! Do you have a video that we could see?

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