Final dash for race for life cash
1:50pm Sunday 30th September 2012 in News
A Pembroke cancer survivor is calling on women who took part in this year’s Race for Life in Haverfordwest to make every step count – by returning their sponsorship money as soon as possible.
Trish Jones took part in Race for Life under the team name The Flying Pickets with her sisters and two friends, raising more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Now the 54-year-old quantity surveyor is encouraging the 4,500 women who entered the event at Scolton Manor to make one last dash for cash.
Last year, a third of all women who took part in Race for Life didn’t return any sponsorship money.
Trish was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 2009 and underwent two operations and chemotherapy.
She is thankful the chemotherapy was available at nearby Withybush Hospital Trish said: “When I looked around at Race for Life I saw so many others who were celebrating their own survival by taking part.
“I was determined to raise as much money as possible for Race for Life because I wanted to help everyone touched by cancer by supporting Cancer Research UK’s vital work.”
Katie Robbshaw, Race for Life event manager in Pembrokeshire, said: “Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they have raised so that we can go on funding much needed research.”