n The Advertiser will support the town’s first Race for Life event

RUGBY women will be tickled pink with the latest fundraiser to hit Rugby.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is coming to the town for the first time on Sunday, July 31.

And the Advertiser will be giving its support to the event.

Women and girls are invited to walk, jog or run the 5km course around Whitehall Recreation Ground and Rugby School.

Gemma Cookham, regional event manager for Cancer Research, said: “It’s the first year Race for Life has taken place in Rugby so it’s a very exciting time.”

Organisers are looking for 2,000 people of all ages and abilities to take part in the event, which encourages women to dress in pink.

“This is going to be our biggest event ever so it’s brilliant to get the town on board.”

Family activities will be held throughout the event and Gemma is appealing for the guys to get involved too by becoming volunteers.

“Although Race for Life is for women and girls, we really need the guys to get involved with the volunteering side of things,” said Gemma.

“There’s plenty to be done so we would urge them to do their bit too.”

Gemma said there’s been a lot of interest so far in the local Race for Life.

“It’s a good fun event with a brilliant atmosphere and we hope lots of people take part,” she added.

People are invited to register with www.raceforlife.org.

n We will be supporting the Race For Life event, so if you have a personal story about why you are take place, call Alice Dyer on (01788) 539969.