VIDEO: Hundreds take part in Race for Life in Rugby

Hundreds of people took part in Race for Life in Rugby yesterday (Sunday).

Young and old took part in the 5km fundraising raise for Cancer Research UK, which started at Rugby School.

Rugby's Race for Life

Rugby's Race for Life

Among those taking part was Ginny Hunter from the Rugby Advertiser, who completed the race in around 33 minutes.

Ginny said: “The atmosphere was fantastic. We really enjoyed it. It was so heartwarming to see so many people remembering their loves ones.”

Ginny was joined by daughter Maddie and Advertiser colleague Claire Heritage and her daughter Amelia.

Also taking part was Tracie Townsend who set herself a £10,000 target for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

A family fun day took place at the Green Man in Dunchurch to help boost the appeal.

Via Facebook, Tracie said yesterday: “There are no words to express the thanks to each and everyone of you today, not only did I hit my target of 10k, I smashed it....... £10,610!!!

“Today was one of the most emotional days since diagnosis in January, the tears have flowed. I am surrounded by friends who leave ME speechless and by all standards that is hard!! To true friends through thick and thin I love you all!”

It is not yet known how much has been raised from the event.

For the full story see Thursday’s Rugby Advertiser.