Makita UK has donated pink cordless drill drivers to Team Run 12 as a contribution towards their challenging fund raising programme. Led by 23-year-old Becky Beard, the team’s aim is to raise £25,000 for Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer Care in 2014.

Becky has set herself a goal to run 12 marathons in 12 months, including London, Wales and New York, and having now completed nine of the events the team has already raised £19,000. Becky has every confidence that the £25,000 target will be met.

“What a spectacular effort, by someone who claims not to be a runner, and all for a great cause,” says Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager, Makita UK. 

“In our own charity of the year event just a few years ago, also in support of Breast Cancer Care, Makita launched a pink cordless drill driver of which £5 was donated for every drill sold, the proceeds of which helped us to raise £70,000 for the charity, so we are delighted to donate some of these special edition drills to the team’s online competitions and quiz night raffle.”

The Makita drill is a pink version of the DF330D Lithium-ion, 10.8V drill driver, complete with one 1.3Ah battery, fast charger, drill bit set and carry case. Popular with professional construction workers, it is small and compact and ideal for DIYers who want to get busy around the home.

“Becky has fallen in love with fundraising but she has also made it a truly worthwhile reality,” continues Kevin Brannigan. “She believes in herself and so do we. Everyone at Makita UK wishes Team Run 12 continued success and as almost all of us knows someone affected by this illness, men and women alike, we hope

Becky and the team have the capacity and motivation to keep on running beyond 2014.”

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