Sponsor money called in

RUNNERS who took part in a charity event to raise cash for cancer patients are being urged to get their sponsor money in to organisers.

More than 1,500 women took part in the Race for Life, organised by Tesco and Cancer Research, at Seaton Carew earlier this month.

Holly Howey, Race for Life event manager for Hartlepool, said: “It was a fantastic event and we are grateful to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the volunteers who helped make the event happen.

“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to send in the money they have raised so we can go on funding much-needed research.”

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Research is expensive so Cancer Research UK needs the people of Hartlepool to help raise £160,000 from their Race for Life event to support it.

Holly added: “Despite improvements in treatment, we still have a long way to go. One in four people in the UK will die from cancer. With the help of people in Hartlepool we want to change that.”

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife.org.