Helen Cooper, marketing director at Selco Builders Warehouse, has completed the Watford 10km run to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ms Cooper completed the run in 1hr 1min 18secs, and has already raised more than £800. “It was a tough course with two very demanding hills, but it was a great experience and I’m delighted to have completed it,” she said. “I was aiming to finish in 1hr 10mins so I was delighted with my time – but the most important aspect of the day was to raise money for Macmillan. The target was £500 and that has already been exceeded, which is fantastic.

“The work Macmillan carry out to support those affected by cancer can be invaluable and with cancer affecting people very close to me, it drove me on to make sure I completed the run and was a major motivation when it got tough.”

Since 2012, Selco colleagues, employees and suppliers have raised over £100,000 for Macmillan, and this year have pledged to raise an additional £50,000. Other fundraising initiatives planned for the year include charity golf days, a 100-mile coastal cycle challenge, a nominated charity match at Selco-sponsored rugby Super League side London Broncos, and participation in the national Macmillan Coffee Morning.