Anita steps in after friend is ruled out

Babs Cornish and Anita Lyons

Babs Cornish and Anita Lyons

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AN operation is not stopping a medical secretary from supporting the Race for Life – thanks to a little help from a friend.

Babs Cornish had hoped to do her bit to raise money for Cancer Research UK by completing the 5km course at Burghley Park on Sunday, May 15.

But Babs had registered and feared that she would have to drop out after receiving notification that she would have to have an operation on May 3.

Luckily her friend and colleague at St Mary’s Medical Centre Anita Lyons has stepped into the breach and will be taking on the course instead.

Receptionist Anita will be running and walking around the course using medical secretary Babs’ registration number.

Babs, 64, of Birch Road, Stamford, has thanked Anita.

She said: “I am pleased that Anita has stepped in.”

Anita, 40, of Norfolk Square, Stamford, said: “Babs is my friend and it is a charity which is important to us both.”

Anita was just 15 when she lost her mum Jean to cancer.

Babs also lost her mum Joan to cancer in 1982 aged 60 and her five-year-old nephew James in the early 1980s.

Her brother and James’ father Peter Matten is now battling cancer.

If you would like to support Babs and Anita go to: www.justgiving.com/Barbara-Cornish