Eastbourne’s Race for Life raises thousands for charity

Race for Life Eastbourne 18/6/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170619-093906008
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Fundraising runners braved the heat for a 5k race around Eastbourne Park on Sunday (June 18).

Part of the nationwide Race for Life event, hundreds of pink-clad women and children came together to raise £70,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Race for Life Eastbourne 18/6/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170619-094114008

Race for Life Eastbourne 18/6/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170619-094114008

The fundraisers completed the race in almost 30 degree heat and the sense of community spirit was reportedly strong.

Runners said a woman doing the race on a mobility scooter ran out of power, so a group of others helped push her round the 5k circuit to the finish line.

“It was absolutely wonderful to see,” said Jenny Geering, who was there promoting a Cancer Research sister-event Relay for Life which will be on July 1 and 2 in Eastbourne.

The runners dressed in pink as has become traditional at the Race for Life events.

Race for Life Eastbourne 18/6/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170619-094102008

Race for Life Eastbourne 18/6/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170619-094102008

Many had pink facepaint and carried signs with the names of the friends and relatives they were supporting.

Fore more information about the upcoming Relay for Life, visit: www.eastbournerelay.com

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