CHAR­ITY ROUND-UP Get muddy for can­cer char­ity

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RUNNERSnof­nallnshapesn andn­sizesnaren­be­ingnurged tonget­nthen­newnyearnoffn­to­nan greatnstartnbyn­sign­ingnup tonCancernRe­search­nUK’sn Ra­cen­fornLifen2015.

Then­char­i­tynis­ncall­ingnon Wilm­slown­women­nton­fightn back­na­gain­st­nthe dev­as­tat­ingndis­easen­byn tak­ingn­part­nin­nRa­cen­forn Life’sn5k,n10­knornPret­tyn Mud­dyn­eventsnat­nTat­ton Par­knovern­then­week­end­nofn Junen20­nandn21.nn

Com­mit­tingn­nown­ton­take part­nin­nRa­cen­fornLifenin­nthe sum­mernisnthen­per­fectn op­por­tu­ni­tyn­forn­womenn set­tingn­them­selves­nan fit­ness­ngoal­nas­ntheirnNewn Year’snres­o­lu­tion.

Lau­ranTay­lor,nCancern Re­search­nUK’snTat­ton­nParkn event­n­man­ager,nsaid:n“Ifn you’ren­look­ingn­for­nann op­por­tu­ni­tyn­tonget­nan­lit­tlen or­nan­lot­n­more­n­ac­tiveninn 2015,nthis­nis­nthen­ti­men­ton en­tern­tonRa­cen­fornLife.nn

“Ra­cen­fornLifen­events aren­non-com­pet­i­tive. Tak­ingn­part­nisnnotnabout be­ingn­fit­norn­fast­nandn par­tic­i­pantsncan­n­choosen­ton walk,njog,nrun­norn­even dan­ce­naround­nthen­course ifn­theyn­pre­fer.

“Pledg­ingn­ton­tak­en­part­ninn yourn­cho­sen­n­event,n alongsi­den­t­hou­sand­snofn liken­mind­ed­nwomen,nis in­cred­i­blyn­mo­ti­vat­ing.nIt’s an­great­nwayn­ton­shakenoffn tho­senJan­uaryn­blues.”

nLast­nyear,nRa­cen­fornLife Pret­tynMud­dyn­tookn­place forn­then­first­ntime.

It’snan­nwomen-only, non-com­pet­i­tiv­en5kn ob­sta­clen­coursen–nwith mud.

nLau­ranadded:n“We’re de­light­ed­nton­ben­ablenton bringnPret­tynMud­dyn­backn tonCheshire­nas­nit’snan fan­tas­tic­nad­di­tion­ntonourn Ra­cen­fornLifen­fam­i­ly­nofn events.n

“Itnhas­nall­nthen­fun­nandn ca­ma­rade­rienof­nourn­much loved­n5k­nand­n10kn­events but­nwith­nadded­nob­sta­cles and,nofn­course,nmud.n

“Women­ncan­ncom­plete thenPret­tynMud­dyn­course at­ntheirnown­npace, climb­ing,njump­ing, walk­ing­nandnlaugh­ingn theirn­way­naround.nIt’s about­nwomen­nof­nall­nages,n shapes­nandn­sizes­ntack­lingn ob­sta­clesnto­geth­er­nandn show­ingn­cancern­who’s boss.”

CancernRe­search­nUK’sn Ra­cen­fornLifen­events,ninn part­ner­ship­n­with­nTesco, raisen­mil­lion­snofn­poundsn ev­erynyearn­ton­helpn­beatn can­cern­soon­ern­byn­fund­ingn life-sav­ingn­re­search.

nThis­nyear,nor­gan­is­ers needn9,500nwomen­nand girl­snton­stri­de­nout­nton­help raisen£430,000.

Moneyn­raised­nthrough Ra­cen­fornLife­nal­lowsn CancernRe­search­nUK’sn doc­tors,nnurs­es­nand sci­en­tist­snton­ad­vance re­search­n­which­nisn help­ingn­ton­saven­then­livesn ofn­men,nwomen­nandn chil­dren­nacross­nthen­northn west. To en­ter Race for Life o to race­for­life.org or call 0300 123 0770. A CHAR­ITY set­nup­n­ton serve Hand­forth­n­rail­wayn sta­tionnhasnbeen­n­given­nan boost­nthanksntona su­per­mar­ket.

Friend­snofnHand­forth Sta­tion, nwhich­n­work­snto raise­naware­ness­nofn­then sta­tion­nand­n­mak­en­it­n­more ap­peal­ingn­ton­then­pub­lic,n was­n­givenn£400nto­wardsn it­snon­go­ingn­workn­byn Waitrose­nun­der­nitsn Com­mu­ni­tynMat­ters scheme.

An­nchequen­forn£408nwasn pre­sent­ed­ntonMiken Bishop,nchair­man,nbyn Vick­ynRen­shawn­from­n­then re­tailer.

Then­grant­nwillnbe­nusedn tonaddntonex­ist­ingn­fund­ingn forn­somenofn­then­cur­rentn workn­bynFriend­snofn Hand­forth­nS­ta­tion. nThisn mayn­in­clu­de­nan­plaque­natn then­sta­tion­nton­record­nitsn then­his­tory,nin­clud­ing­nitsn rolenin­nre­ceiv­ingnFirstn World­nWarn­pris­on­er­snon theirn­wayn­tonHand­forth’sn POWn­camp,nandnnewn artis­tic­n­work.n

nMikenBish­opnn­said:n“Wen have­nan­well­nusednsta­tionn withn­lot­snal­rea­dyn­ton­look­natn and­nwenaren­de­light­ed­nton getnsup­port­n­from­n­then pub­lic­n­whon­shop­natn Waitrosen­ton­help­nitn be­comen­even­n­more at­trac­tive.”

Friend­snofnHand­forthn Sta­tion­nex­ist­nton­raisen­the pro­filenofn­then­sta­tionnbyn mak­ing­nit­nat­trac­tive,nwelln used­nand­nan­cen­trenofn g com­mu­ni­tyn­life.

Vicky Ren­shaw presents the cheque for £408 to chair­man Mike Bishop

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