Local accountant Kelly-Anne Tudge is running the Bath Half Marathon on 11 March to raise funds for CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading charity supporting children with cancer.
Kelly-Anne has first hand knowledge of the suffering CLIC Sargent work to alleviate, having been devastated when a friend's three year old died of leukaemia last year.
She is very keen to raise as much as possible, and her colleagues at Crowe Clark Whitehill in Cheltenham are sponsoring her to help raise her target sum. Kelly-Anne would be very grateful for wider support and is keen to get her message out to everyone as she trains for the half marathon next month. For more information or to donate please see: http://www.justgiving.com/BillTudge
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.