Rugby Advertiser staff join the big race for cancer charity

Race for Life 2011 - Rugby.

Race for Life 2011 - Rugby.

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RUGBY Advertiser staff put on their trainers and joined the big race for Cancer Research UK.

Reporters Alice Dyer, Lucie Green and Pete Horton, all got in on the act at Whitehall Recreation Ground on Sunday.

They were joined by sports editor Zoe Ashton and have helped raise hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Lucie (pictured with three-year-old daughter Jasmine, said: “I ran in memory of my father Richard Allen and my close friend Dean Evans, who both lost their lives after long and courageous battles against the disease.

“It was an emotional day, lots of laughter, lots of tears, but I’m so glad we took part.”

Even though the race is ‘just for girls’ Pete volunteered at the event.

More than 1,300 toddlers, teenagers and twenty-somethings joined together with mums, grans, aunties, friends and workmates in a spectacular array of fairy wings, feather boas and fancy dress in every shade of pink imaginable.

Now organisers are saying a heart-felt ‘thanks’ to everyone who took part.

And they are asking them to make all the fun and emotion of the big day count – by returning the money they have raised to Cancer Research UK, where it will be used to fund research which saves lives.

Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series. Women of all ages and fitness levels came together to walk, jog or run 5k and 10k to help beat cancer.

Every day, around 75 people are diagnosed with cancer in the West Midlands and Warwickshire*. But the good news is that research funded through Race for Life is helping local men, women and children to survive the disease.

See this week’s Rugby Advertiser for more of your Race for Life pictures.

The Rugby Advertiser would like to thank Oxygen creative services in Albert Street, Rugby, for all their support.