Press Article

July 2011


A Sea of Pink!

Lesley Green and Chis Durkin have completed the 2011 Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s 5k Race for Life at Heaton Park which took place on Sunday the 10th of July. The park was 'a sea of pink' on the day as 12,000 women took part in the annual event which raises funds for Cancer Research UK's groundbreaking work that has saved millions of lives.

Lesley and Chris had been training hard prior to the event pounding the streets of Audenshaw to acquire the level of stamina and fitness in order to take part, even a broken toe Chris sustained a month or so before the event did not sway the girls resolve to participate and attain a good finishing time – Lesley finished in a time of 33 minutes with Chris finishing shortly afterwards. Also running on the day were Tracey and Charlotte Dawson - widow and daughter of comedian Les Dawson, who were running in memory of Tracey's mother.

The girls have now collected all the sponsorship money and wish to thank Sailors Beware Tent #262 for there donation, which has gone towards their overall total raised of just over £400.