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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Maryport colleagues run for cancer charity

Five women from a Maryport bank swapped their cheque books for running shoes to raise more than £3,000 for charity.

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BANK RUNNERS: TSB Maryport Race for Life team, from left, Helen Wood, Rebecca Wood, Fong Dawson, Pauline Brown and Susan Rae

Fong Dawson, Susan Rae, Helen Wood, Rebecca Wood and Pauline Brown from TSB on Senhouse Street raised the money by taking part in the Race for Life in Carlisle last month.

Women of all ages completed the course to raise more than £177,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The five women raised £1,472. This was matched by TSB and, with gift aid, took the total to £3,680.

They took part because they had all been touched by cancer in one way or another. To add extra poignancy to the occasion, their colleague Angela Clark, of Workington, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

And for Pauline, of Seaton, it was a significant race because she was previously diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but has been in remission for five years.

Fong, 44, of Maryport, added: “What started as a celebration of the lives of those affected by cancer – both survivors and those we have lost – has given us hope that with the generosity shown by all our sponsors, working together we can give cancer the beating it deserves.”

The women are already making plans to take part in next year’s Race for Life.

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