MORE than 300 people took part in a green-themed run in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer charity's latest campaign.

The 3-2-1 Go Green event saw runners of all ability - and a few dogs - enjoy a 2km course with a difference in the grounds of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Proceeds will go to the charity's campaign to raise £15million for construction of a new specialist hospital in Liverpool city centre and improvements to the Wirral site.

The run featured an obstacle course as well as powder paint stations to turn everyone green.

Among those taking part was Alison Payne from Crosby.

The 48-year-old was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013. She has had 16 surgeries in four years and is now receiving treatment for metastatic spinal cancer at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

She was joined by her friends Vicky Edwards, Denise Cresswell, Norah Stewart, Anne Mahon and Stella Edwards.

Alison said: “The care I have had at Clatterbridge has been fantastic and this is a way to say thank you.

“I think positivity is a massively important thing and I have been really lucky to be supported by my friends and family and taking part in 3-2-1 is a great way to show our support and have some fun.”

Her friend Stella Edwards, from West Kirby, was also running in memory of the mum of close friend, Lillian Cope, who trained as a nurse at Clatterbridge.

Stella said: "Sadly Lillian lost her life to cancer and I wanted to pay tribute to her, and everyone at Clatterbridge, today."

Mark Parkinson, event manager for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: "We were delighted to see so many people take part in the first 3-2-1 Run Green.

"We wanted to make sure people had a lot of fun while raising much needed funds at the same time.

"I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and of course to all our volunteers who worked so hard to make the event such a huge success.

"We want to make next year’s run even bigger and better and can’t wait to get planning."

The next big outdoor event for the charity is the Beside the Seaside Walk at Crosby Coastal Park on June 9.

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