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Pink ladies out in force for race to beat cancer

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 26, 2013

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THE Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge was turned pink when over 800 people supported Cancer Research UK by taking part in the Race for Life.

The weather stayed dry for the event on Sunday and it is anticipated that more than £50,000 will be raised for the charity through individual sponsorship.

One girl taking part was seven-year-old Emily Darby who lost her mum Libby to breast cancer about four years ago.

Emily, from St Mawgan, near Newquay, has so far raised a superb £1,220 in sponsorship.

Her proud dad, Andy, said: "In the last year Emily started seeing adverts for Race for Life on television and asked if she could take part.

"Obviously I couldn't because it's just for women, so family friend Katherine Webster, her daughter Lauren and niece Connie formed a team for Emily, and I would like to thank them all for that.

"Emily is a very determined little girl and, from what I've been told, she practically danced the whole way round."

Sam Beare, Cancer Research UK's event manager for Race for Life, said: "We had more than 800 ladies take part in Race for Life at Wadebridge and our thanks go to each and every one of them for making it such a joyous and memorable day.

"We would send a heartfelt plea that each lady returns their sponsorship money this year to bring in £50,000 between them.

"Every single lady makes a difference to our ultimate goal and beating cancer sooner. Well done ladies and thank you."

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