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Race for Life runners help raise thousands
4:00pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
SCORES of girls and women who took part in this summer’s Race for Life events have helped raise thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.
Organisers say targets in two of the five races in Bournemouth and Poole have already been smashed and are now calling on those who have not handed in their sponsorship to hurry.
Three events were held on Bournemouth seafront on June 17 and £182,543 has been returned from the afternoon race – way above the £157,472 target.
So far £64,740 has been submitted from the morning 5km race – £12,000 below target, and only £33,888 has been received from a £90,000 target for the afternoon 10km event.
Organisers say the low response from the 10km race is expected as the event had to be cancelled due to heavy sand on the course.
Participants of the morning event in Poole Park on June 24 have collected £111,582, smashing the target of £109,484 but the afternoon target of £65,000 is still £14,000 short.
Race organiser Rachel White said: “I would like to say a very big thank you to all those women who have helped to raise so much money for Cancer Research UK.
“But I would like to remind those ladies that have not yet returned their sponsorship that we do still need it and there is still time to do so.”
The money raised for Race for Life will go towards Cancer Research UK’s vital research into 200 different cancers which affect women, men and children.