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WEST Lan­cashire Col­lege Pink Army suc­cess­fully com­pleted the Race for Life at South­port Prince’s Park and has raised more than £1.200 to date for this wor­thy cause.

As part of the col­lege’s en­rich­ment pro­gramme stu­dents and staff from all de­part­ments have been par­tic­i­pat­ing in a project called This Girl Can Run.

The project was funded by Lan­cashire Sport as part of the na­tional “This Girl Can” cam­paign with the aim of the cam­paign be­ing get­ting peo­ple ac­tive, keep­ing peo­ple mov­ing and im­prov­ing peo­ple’s lives.

For five weeks, stu­dents had been tak­ing part in weekly train­ing ses­sions to pre­pare them­selves to com­plete the South­port Race for Life 5k.

Stu­dents were re­warded with a Race for Life T-shirt on com­ple­tion of five train­ing ses­sions so that the Pink Army had a united uni­form.

More than 40 stu­dents and staff com­pleted the 5k to help raise aware­ness and raise money for fur­ther cancer re­search.

Re­becca Con­nick, Sports Eng­land en­rich­ment co­or­di­na­tor, said: “This is the sec­ond year that we have en­tered as a col­lege and to have so many young adults com­plete the train­ing and the race is in­spi­ra­tional, I am so proud of them all.

“The West Lan­cashire Col­lege Pink Army will be back to help fund the next big dis­cov­ery in the fight against cancer.”

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