Pictons Pink Ladies Race for Life In Aid of Cancer Research UK
Six willing volunteers from leading and award-winning regional law firm Pictons joined forces for the Race For Life event in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, to raise money for cancer research. Adorned in their pink t-shirts for this women’s only event, the six were joined by Sophia Pearce’s little son Freddie, who gamely walked the 5k course with his mum.
Claire Ward, a Partner at Pictons and Head of the Conveyancing department said “So many people are connected to a cancer sufferer in some way. For me, I have two close relatives who are affected by cancer. One is in his mid 70’s and was diagnosed last year. He had successful treatment and was given the all clear but now it may have returned and he is undergoing treatment again. He is going back to the hospital and he will get the results this Thursday. Obviously the waiting is very hard.
“His wife, who will be 80 in August, had cancer in her intestine and had to have 2 operations and treatment. She was diagnosed about 2 years ago and has had ongoing treatment since then, until last month when fortunately she given the all clear.
“There are often announcements of new developments in cancer care and for improving the lives of cancer victims. These can only happen because of the many people around the UK who take part in Race for Life and other fundraising events in order to fund cancer research.
“We raised more than our goal, with over £500 online and at least £50 in sponsor form donations from our very generous colleagues, friends and contacts. We can’t thank everyone enough. The weather was very ‘British’ and we were all soaked through even before the Race for Life began, but it didn’t matter as you get swept along by the enthusiasm of everyone taking part.”
Race for Life is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK and has made a huge impact on the work of Cancer Research UK. Every pound raised in sponsorship helps them continue their life-saving work. The radio channel Heart FM were again supporting Race For Life this year.
You can still donate on Claire’s page or the Pictons Pink Ladies team page click here: Pictons Pink Ladies