Pink army marches into town to sign up fundraising recruits
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. cancerresearchuk.org.