Pink army marches into town to sign up fundrais­ing re­cruits

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A SQUADRON of vol­un­teers took to the streets of Macclesfield to en­list peo­ple into the ‘pink army’ and help fight breast can­cer.

The troop took their stall to the town’s mar­ket­place to try and get peo­ple to join Can­cer Re­search UK’s Race for Life.

It is the char­ity’s se­ries of women-only events across the UK rais­ing money to fight can­cer.

The group were help­ing to get thou­sands of mums, daugh­ters, grans, friends and col­leagues to unite at the Race for Life 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events at Tat­ton Park on Satur­day, June 20 and Sun­day, June 21.

Laura Tay­lor, the race manager in Macclesfield, said: “Last year, 4,250 women in Macclesfield pulled on their train­ers and put their heart and soul into rais­ing £187,000 for life-sav­ing re­search.

“This year, we need 6,200 women and girls to stride out to help raise £281,268 to help save more lives.

“We couldn’t do the event ev­ery year with­out the amaz­ing peo­ple that sign up to take part in one of the three events avail­able to vol­un­teers.”

To find out more see www.race­for­life. can­cer­re­

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