Three women in the Comm-Tech team took part in the Race for Life over the weekend, raising £344.00 for Cancer Research UK. Amy Whatmough, Kirsty Harris and Kate Patterson all completed the 5km race at the Norfolk Showground on Sunday, along with thousands of other women from Norfolk.
The Norfolk Showground turned into a sea of pink on Saturday and Sunday as four races were held for women to walk, jog or run and raise as much money for the cancer charity as possible. Most women taking part run in memory of a loved one they have lost or to celebrate someone who won their fight.
Our receptionist Kate chose to walk the race and got round in 58 minutes. She said, “It was my 2nd year taking part in Race for Life and it is a really good atmosphere, although tinged with a little sadness too because so many people run because they have lost people they love. I’d really like to thank everyone who sponsored me.”
Cancer Research UK and Tesco have been organising the Race for Life since 1994 and every year hundreds of thousands of women up and down the country take part to raise funds in the battle to find preventative medicines and breakthrough treatments.
Kirsty Harris and Amy Whatmough, who work in customer support and admin, also walked the circuit with Kate. Kirsty said, “So far I have raised £120, which is great. I wanted to take part because the charity is close to my heart as I have family members who have been affected by cancer. I really hope that all the funds raised will make a real difference to finding better treatments.”
Four team members at sister company RPC Recycle will also be donning their running shoes for the Race for Life soon. They will be running the race on Saturday 18th June at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. The ladies are going to get in some training and all run together. Charlotte Aston said, “We decided to all take part together in a show of sister-like solidarity to raise funds. The event is fun to take part in and raises such important funds at the same time.”
To find out more about the Cancer Research UK Race for Life, visit www.raceforlife.org.
Photo: Amy (front), Kate (centre) and Kirsty taking part in the Race for Life