Race is on to raise money

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Thou­sands of women walked and ran round Maid­stone’s Mote Park over the week­end to raise vi­tal funds for much-needed can­cer treat­ment.

Pink-clad par­tic­i­pants of all ages gath­ered in Maid­stone’s Mote Park on Satur­day for the 5k and 10k course of the Race For Life, which saw run­ners make the most of the sun­shine.

On Sun­day, Pretty Muddy run then saw brave vol­un­teers from across Kent putting on their run­ning shoes and brav­ing ob­sta­cles in­clud­ing a mud pit and climb­ing frames to com­plete a 5k course.

Both events raised money for Can­cer Re­search UK, a char­ity which fund pi­o­neer­ing can­cer treat­ments.

One in two peo­ple in the UK will be di­ag­nosed with can­cer at some point in their lives. How­ever, more peo­ple are sur­viv­ing the dis­ease than ever be­fore, with sur­vival rates dou­bling since the 1970s.

This year’s Race for Life is in part­ner­ship with Tesco. It is not yet known how much has been raised.

Pic­ture: Matthew Walker FM4840462

Janet Lally, Jane Car­ling, Audrey Wat­son, Katherine Boor­man, and young­sters Rosie, four and Vi­o­let Boor­man, two from Ash­ford

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