Trafford women take part in Race for Life for Cancer Research

Pedro’s Pink Ladies from Wates Altrincham and Sharston
Pedro’s Pink Ladies from Wates Altrincham and Sharston

Teams from across Trafford have been taking part in Manchester’s biggest Race for Life event helping to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Ladies from Sale Tesco, Urmston Rangers and Wates, near Altrincham, were among around 7,500 women taking on the 5km and 10km fundraising events at Heaton Park in Manchester.

A team from Sale Tesco team all completed the 5km in honour of all those affected by cancer, while members of Urmston Rangers, which included Laura Samuel, 14, Katie Southern, 14, Megan Auld, 18, and Liz Southern, were part of a massive Girl Guiding representative from across Greater Manchester.

Urmston Rangers at Race for Life - Laura Samuel, 14, Katie Southern, 14, Megan Auld, 18, and Liz Southern
Urmston Rangers at Race for Life – Laura Samuel, 14, Katie Southern, 14, Megan Auld, 18, and Liz Southern

Staff from Wates, near Altrincham, ran under the team name Pedro’s Pink Ladies in tribute to a colleague who is currently fighting cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event manager Kirsti Thompson said: “I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and helped us raise vital funds through their sponsorship.”

The event hopes to raise around £450,000 for Cancer Research UK. The charity spent over £26m on research in Manchester last year.

Staff from Sale Tesco
Staff from Sale Tesco at Heaton Park

 Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 

The countdown is on to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Reaseheath College.

Organisers are calling on mums, daughters, sisters and friends to show their support and take part in the 5km Pretty Muddy event – a mud-splattered obstacle course – at Reaseheath on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Entry closes at midnight on September 28 and women across the county can sign up now at the event’s website.

Polly O’Gorman, from Cancer Research UK, said: “We hope as many women as possible will join the fight at Pretty Muddy in Reaseheath for our first year at the venue.

“We’re calling on local ladies to pull on their trainers and join like-minded women committed to the cause.

“We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the muddy motivation to take on the challenge and help beat cancer sooner.”

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