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WATCH: Thousands join in Rugby’s Race for Life

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Rugby was a sea of pink at the weekend as thousands of ladies took part in this year’s Race for Life.

Girls and women of all ages joined together to raise money for Cancer Research UK on Sunday.

Toddlers, teenagers and twenty-somethings walked, jogged or sprinted with mums, grans, aunties, friends and workmates in a spectacular array of fairy wings, feather boas and fancy dress.

Christine Addison, 35, who has cancer, originally wanted to raise £3,000 by taking part.

She has smashed her target, which is now over £5,000.

Her twin sister Rachel Hoggins, who took part in the event, said: “The amount raised truly is amazing.

“We’d like to thank a wonderful bunch of ladies we had running/walking with us yesterday. It was a thoroughly great event.”

The 5km non-competitive event was moved from Rugby Schoool to Whitehall Recreation Ground.

Now organisers are saying a heartfelt ‘thanks’ to everyone who took part - and urging them to return their sponsorship money to fund vital research into 200 types of cancer.

See more pictures in this week’s Rugby Advertiser.

 

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