Race for Life Doncaster

Race for Life, Town Fields, Doncaster.  Waving to the cameras.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Race for Life, Town Fields, Doncaster. Waving to the cameras. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Thousands of Doncaster woman are set to take on a charity 5k tomorrow to help raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Woman in Doncaster are among over 1,100 who have signed up to take part in the annual Race for Life event.

The event will take place at Town Fields tomorrow and across the country.

Emma Colbourne, Event Manager for Race for Life in South Yorkshire, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life events in Doncaster.

“Race for Life is not competitive and it’s not about being fit or fast. You can walk, jog, or run around the course if you like.

“Because these events are all about the feel-good factor that comes from being part of the ‘pink army’ as thousands of women come together to defeat cancer.”

The event starts in Doncaster at 11am, with people starting to arrive from 9.30 to 10am.

In 2014, 2,000 women took part in Race for Life in Doncaster and helped raise an £103, 416 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

This year, the charity hopes that the 2000 participants entering will hit a fundraising target of £105,000.

By raising money through Race for Life, people in the town are helping Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists make advances in research which will help more men, women and children survive.

And this year women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before the event. 

The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories they no longer use and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life tomorrow. 

Each bag of goods could help raise up to £25 for groundbreaking research, even more with Gift Aid.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack.

Every contribution helps and women travelling to Race for Life by public transport could still bring a book or scarf or an old handbag filled with accessories to donate.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for its ground-breaking research but with help from the people of Doncaster the charity intends to beat cancer sooner.

To find out more visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.