Hundreds vow to support race

Emma Hallas and Vanya Wosik Stall on Stamford Market promoting Race for Life at Burghley Park
Emma Hallas and Vanya Wosik Stall on Stamford Market promoting Race for Life at Burghley Park

HUNDREDS of runners and walkers have pledged their support to the fundraising Race for Life.

Fundraisers from Cancer Research UK were out in force to drum up support in Stamford on Friday last week.

The charity is once again running the popular women-only races at Burghley Park, Stamford, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.

This year’s event is changing with a 10km race taking place on the Saturday with two 5km sessions running on Sunday.

Cancer Research is hoping 7,000 women will take part and raise £520,000.

The latest figures show that 819 women have signed up to take part in all three races but more support is needed.

A team of fundraisers ran a promotional stall on Stamford Market on Friday.

The team were hoping to take photographs of women to create a montage but this was prevented by the weather. The group plan to take pictures on Friday, March 18.

But the team were handing out leaflets and explaining how the money is spent.

One of the people involved on the day is fundraiser Emma Hallas.

She said: “It was a great opportunity to raise awareness and the ladies of Stamford were so receptive to us.

“We had so many people say ‘We are definitely going to do it this year’, so we really need them to sign up now.

“Jane Rose was a huge help in promoting the event to all local shops and businesses by distributing flyers and posters, and also a special thank you to Ali Hawley-Smith for her continued support.”

If you are taking part in the event and have a story to tell please contact reporter Victoria Fear on 01780 750407.

To sign up go to www.raceforlife.org