Around 3,000 women took part in The Race for Life in Peterborough on Tuesday evening. Organisers are hoping to raise £135,000 for Cancer Research UK.
The 5 kilometre race was held on a glorious summer evening at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough. Around 3,000 women, many of whose lives have been personally affected by cancer, ran in glorious evening sunshine in memory of family and friends.
Events Manager for Cancer Research in the UK East region, Julie Braithwaite, hailed the event as a huge success, and estimates that around £135,000 has been raised to help advance research into all kinds of cancer.
"We could not have asked for better weather...The Peterborough race always attracts big support from the local community and that has again been the case this year. I would urge anybody who took part in the race to get their sponsorship money handed in as soon as possible"Â.
Race for Life was launched in 1994 and has since become the UK's largest women-only fundraising event. An astonishing six million women have participated in the events, raising a total of £493 million for the life-saving work carried out by Cancer Research UK.
The money raised by the women of Peterborough will make an important contribution towards the battle against cancer.
If you're interested in participating in a local Race for Life, the next event in our region is at Parker's Piece in Cambridge on Sunday 21 July.
For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.raceforlife.org