last chance to enter race for life

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WOMEN in Leigh are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life with just two weeks to go until registration closes.

So far, 1,286 women have joined the fight against all cancers by entering the 5k event at Pennington Flash on Sunday, June 10 and there are just 314 places left.

Entry closes on Thursday, June 7 and organisers are encouraging women who want to take part to enter as soon as possible at

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a series of events which raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer – helping men, women and children across the North West survive.

Debbie McConnell, event manager for Race for Life in the North West, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have entered Race for Life in Leigh.

“Together, they will help us create a fantastic atmosphere on the day and raise crucial funds to help beat cancer.

“But we don’t want anyone to miss out. We still have places left for the Leigh event but we are reminding women who want to take part at this venue that they must enter as soon as possible, before registration closes.

“Please enter Race for Life in Leigh, Pennington Flash today. The battle against cancer never stops so we need you to sign up now and start raising money for ground-breaking research to help save more lives.”

In 2011, 1,699 women took part in Race for Life at Pennington Flash and helped raise an incredible £87,066 for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. This year, Cancer Research UK hopes those who have entered will hit a fundraising target of £95,000.

Women can boost their contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work by doing a ‘wardrobe work-out’ before their event.

The charity is encouraging them to sort out and bag up hidden treasures such as quality clothes, books and accessories and take them to the Donation Station at Race for Life.

Each bag of goods could help raise as much as an extra £30 for life-saving research.

Every participant receives a donation bag, along with a Gift Aid form, as part of their Race for Life entry pack.

Just by completing the form and popping it in their bag, women can boost the value of their donation by an extra 25 per cent.

Enter Race for Life today at or by calling 0871 641 1111.