Runners join the Race for Life

MORE than 2,000 women braved the heat and took part in a Race for Life to raise money for a cancer charity.A total of 2,200 runners and walkers were at the Suffolk Showground in Ipswich last night aiming to complete a 5km course in aid of Cancer Research UK.

MORE than 2,000 women braved the heat and took part in a Race for Life to raise money for a cancer charity.

A total of 2,200 runners and walkers were at the Suffolk Showground in Ipswich last night aiming to complete a 5km course in aid of Cancer Research UK.

It was the first time the event had been held at the ground and organisers were hoping to raise in the region of £130,000.

Janet Mason, an honorary fellow of Cancer Research UK, said: “Across the nation we are hoping to raise £46m and already we have £20m so things are going well.


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“We have never been to the Suffolk Showground before but it is a brilliant venue with lots of open space and car parking. I am sure we will come back again if we are asked.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us out because without them everything would have been impossible. The sea cadets, cubs and individuals have all come along to lend a hand in setting up and stewarding the event.

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“Cancer Research UK is a very worthwhile cause because it doesn't just benefit local people but the whole world.”

Race for Life is the biggest women only fundraising event in the country and all the money generated is used by Cancer Research UK - the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research.

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