Team ready for Race For Life

Staff from Tesco in Cleveleys are running the Race for Life in July.  L-R are Sarah Hamilton, Jo Grogan, Sarah King, Julie Rawlinson, Julie Peterson, Helen Gray, Diane Horler, Maz Kurokowska, Beth Calcutt, Emma Dickinson and Paula Elliott.
Staff from Tesco in Cleveleys are running the Race for Life in July. L-R are Sarah Hamilton, Jo Grogan, Sarah King, Julie Rawlinson, Julie Peterson, Helen Gray, Diane Horler, Maz Kurokowska, Beth Calcutt, Emma Dickinson and Paula Elliott.
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This team of supermarket staff are gearing up for their annual girls’ night out – with a difference.

Workers at Tesco Metro, on Victoria Road West, Cleveleys, will be once again taking part in the Cancer Research UK Race For Life, on Blackpool Promenade.

The team of 25 will join other local women and girls on Wednesday, July 4, in the all-female event to raise vital funds for cancer research.

Tesco is a partner in the annual event and across the Fylde coast, more than 100 members of Tesco staff will take part in the Race For Life.

Julia Rawlinson, from Tesco Metro Cleveleys, said most of the team had seen loved ones, friends and colleagues affected by cancer at some point and felt it was an important cause to support.

She said: “I have done the Race For Life every year since it started.

“I turned 64 last year and said I wouldn’t be doing the Race For Life again, but of course I have signed up to do it again.

“We lost one of our colleagues in October last year, so taking part as a team will mean even more to us this time.

“We have all lost someone, or been affected by cancer, in some way.

“That’s why Race For Life is so important.

“We have a team taking part in Race For Life every year and we always enjoy it.

“Most of the team have taken part before, but there is one lady doing it for the first time, she turned 69 last year.

“It’s always such a lovely event and a great atmosphere.

“Everybody always supports each other.

“It’s always a bit emotional, but it’s nice to get together and do something for a good cause.”

The women-only event will see thousands run, walk or jog either a 5k or 10k along the Promenade, in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Last year’s July event raised more than £125,000.

There will also be Race For Life Pretty Muddy, taking place in September at Lawson’s Showground, a muddy obstacle course, in aid of Cancer Research.

• To sign up for the Race For Life or to find out more information, visit www.raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event