A big day in Eastbourne for charity

Race for Life 2012
Race for Life 2012

An estimated 2,200 people will be taking part in the Race for Life event on Sunday, including inspirational seven-year-old Maisie Smith (pictured left).

The fun starts at the Sports Park in Cross Levels Way at 11am and participants can walk, run or jog the 5k stretch. The course runs around the sports park area and into the woods at the back, past the bowls club and back in to the sports fields. People taking part are asked to meet an hour before the fundraiser starts to avoid queues and are being urged to use public transport or car share to get to the event, which will see Hampden Park Drive closed.

The crowd will warm up with a representative from Rosemary Conley and people have the chance to take part in the ‘Cancer Slam’ which is a dance routine the charity is using nationally as women join in the force against cancer.

Eastbourne mayor Councillor Mike Thompson said, “It’s good to know that once again 2,200 women will be tackling the 5k event to raise money for this so worthwhile cause. Besides raising the money it’s a great way to take a stroll around the course and chat to friends while at the same time helping Cancer Research UK.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2013 is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. Since it started in 1994, six million participants have raised more than £493million, more than any other UK event series raising money to fund cancer research.

For more information about the Eastbourne event go to: http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/choose-your-event/eastbourne.html

For more information about the charity and information about advice and support available visit: www.cancerresearch.uk/org

l Are you taking part in Race for Life on Sunday? Please get in touch with your photos and stories via: joanne.smith@eastbourneherald.co.uk or 414485.