Fans invited to sign up and join the team to raise awareness of work Action Bladder Cancer UK do
Staff from Exeter City will be running the Exeter half marathon on Sunday, February 12, in memory of the club’s former manager Eamonn Dolan.
Eamonn, who passed away at the age of 48 in the summer, is embedded in the history of Exeter City football club, and the employees taking part in the run will be raising money for Action Bladder Cancer UK in his memory.
Eamo’s playing career with City was cut short due to illness but he remained at the club; taking on the role of head of Football in the Community, before becoming the Grecians’ first academy manager. Then, when the club was in a desperate state and in its hour of need, he became the first team manager in 2003.
As a result, he was there for City in one of the club’s most troubling times as well as laying the foundations for the excellent work the Football in the Community and the Exeter City Academy now does.
The half marathon, which takes a flat route around Exeter Quay, will be completed by the club’s media manager Simon Larkins and marketing manager Scott Palfrey.
However, they are appealing for any supporters who want to join their team to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com where they can help with the fundraising effort and be given a t-shirt to wear to raise awareness of Action Bladder Cancer UK when they take part in the race.