Race for Life women urged to hand in money raised

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WOMEN who took part in this year’s Race for Life fundraiser in the summer are being urged to send in the cash they raised.

Thousands of girls and women joined in the annual event in Alexandra Park in July, hosted by Tesco and Cancer Research UK.

Now organisers are asking participants 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 into the disease.

In Race for Life women of all ages and fitness levels come together to walk, jog or run five kilometres to help beat cancer.

Every day, around 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the south east.

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Research is expensive so Cancer Research UK needs the people of Hastings to help raise £190,652 from their Race for Life event to support it.

Hayley Reynolds, Race for Life event manager for Hastings, said: “Race for Life in Hastings was a fantastic event and we are so very grateful to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped make the event happen.

“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they have raised so that we can go on funding much needed research.

“Despite improvements in treatment, we still have a long way to go. One in four people in the UK will die from cancer. With the help of people in Hastings we want to change that.”