ONE of the summer highlights for staff at a Rugby hair salon is taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
The girls at Klickers have got together and entered a team in this year’s event on July 15.
Kelly Thomas is one of the fundraisers taking part.
She said: “We wanted to do it as both a team building exercise and to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”
Their target is £800 and they are appealing for more people to sponsor them.
“So many people know someone who has been touched by cancer,” added Kelly.
“My auntie son’s died of leukaemia when he was 16, so I will be running in memory of him.”
Event organisers are issuing the rallying cry ‘it’s all of us versus cancer’ to mums, daughters, sisters, grandmas and friends, encouraging them to sign up as soon as possible.
Women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are needed to join forces for the event which will take place at The Close, Rugby School.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in partnership with Tesco is a women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer – helping men, women and children across the West Midlands survive.
Victoria Meikle, Cancer Research UK’s Midlands events manager, said: “Come on ladies – please enter Race for Life in Rugby today!
“It’s all of us versus cancer and we need you to join the fight.”
Last year 1,300 women took part in Race for Life in Rugby and raised £85,600.
This year, organisers want 1,500 women and girls to put their best foot forward and help raise £91,575 for vital research.
By uniting, women across Rugby can make a stand against cancer - a disease which affects 26,900 people in the West Midlands every year.
To sponsor the team at Klickers in Rugby visit www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/klickers-girls or drop into the salon in Regent Street.
If you would like to join Rugby versus cancer, enter Race for Life at raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.