Ready, set, donate! Bath Race for Life needs you

By Becky Brooks in Charity

Men and women in and near Bath are being urged to help beat cancer sooner by volunteering at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Pretty Muddy.

By signing up to Race for Life’s volunteer team, and joining the fight against cancer, Bath’s men and women will be playing their part in beating this devastating disease.

As the countdown starts to the 5k Pretty Muddy event at Bath Racecourse on Sunday, 3rd September, organisers are calling on people from all walks of life to sign up as helpers, at: raceforlife.org

There’s a wide variety of fun and inspiring roles on offer, open to both men and women.

Volunteers at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k obstacle course will play a crucial role encouraging and supporting women of all ages, as they tackle the scramble nets and inflatable hurdles, clamber over the climbing frame and hurtle themselves down the mud-splattered inflatable slide.

There’s also the opportunity to be a ‘Mud Mixer’ on the day, helping to get the consistency just right for participants to crawl, wade and splash about in.

Brenda Scott, Cancer Research UK’s Bath Event Manager, said: “Race for Life is a women-only series of events, but men have a really important role to play. By joining our squad of dedicated volunteers, they will not only help to make our events an outstanding success, they’ll also be doing their bit to beat cancer sooner.

“Volunteering at Race for Life is fun, challenging and rewarding. The atmosphere on the day is electric as people from all walks of life come together to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is that more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s, and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Marathon and Hiking events which raise millions of pounds every year to help fund ground-breaking research.

Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend around £2 million last year in the South West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.

Brenda added: “By volunteering, men and women in the South West will be helping to support a hugely successful fundraising event, enabling thousands of women and their supporters to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work.”

“Without the dedication of the volunteers, who give their time and energy to support our cause, our events simply wouldn’t be possible.”

Cancer Research UK staff will brief, guide and support volunteers. Everyone who signs up to help at the event will receive a special t-shirt to wear on the day.

To volunteer at Race for Life, visit: raceforlife.org or call: 0300 1230770.

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