Time to hand in ‘Race For Life’ sponsor money

PLEA: Sharon Hurst from Race for Life
PLEA: Sharon Hurst from Race for Life

BURNLEY women who took part in Race For Life in Towneley Park in the summer and have not yet returned their sponsor money are being urged to do so.

Sharon Hurst, the new area events manager for Cancer Research UK in the North-West, is calling on everyone who took part in the event to hand in the cash to help in the fight against cancer.

PLEA: Sharon Hurst from Race for Life

PLEA: Sharon Hurst from Race for Life

Last year, a third of the women who took part in Race for Life did not return any sponsorship money.

Organisers are hoping that the mums, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues who took part in the 5km race will embrace the fund-raising challenge and help to hit the £87,000 target.

Sharon said: “Race for Life in Burnley was a fantastic event. We want to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped to make it happen.

“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they have raised so that we can go on funding much-needed research.

“Last year, a third of women who took part didn’t return any sponsorship money. Without this money, Race for Life can’t fund all the research that’s needed to help save more lives. As the number of people diagnosed with cancer in the North-West continues to rise, and the economy tightens, we need the support of local people now more than ever.

“So, whatever the amount, we’re asking everyone to make every effort to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible. It can be paid in online, by phone or by cheque.”

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