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Race For Life organisers urge Wirral runners to make dash for cash
THE organisers of Wirral's Race For Life are urging those who took part in this year's fundraiser to make every step count, by returning their sponsorship money.
Almost 4000 women took part in the Birkenhead Park event in July, raising £203,300 for Cancer Research UK.
Organisers hope the mums, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues who took part will help hit the £203,000 target.
Laura Taylor, Race for Life event manager for the North West, said: “Race for Life at Birkenhead Park was a fantastic event.
"We want to say a heart-felt thanks to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped 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.