Girls out in force for charity runs

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WOMEN from across South Holland are pulling on their running shoes in a bid to raise hundreds of pounds towards cancer research.

Individuals and teams are pledging to walk, jog or run five kilometres as part of the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK.

The entire staff from Bonmarché in Spalding are getting ready to join the fun in Boston on June 12.

The Bonmarché Babes will be pulling on pink T-shirts and attempting to raise as much money as they can.

The eight taking part are Dawn Doubleday, Rachel Hensman, Diane Beeken, Rosie Howling, Emma Robinson, Jane Clarke, Hannah Morley and Emma Williams.

Assistant manager Rachel said: “We always wanted to do it. It’s a great cause and we like to do things as a team.”

Sponsorship forms are available in the store in Bridge Street.

The Bull’s Neck Babes, from The Bull’s Neck pub in Holbeach, will also be joining in the event in Boston.

Landlady Amy McInerny and her dog Kia will be joining customers Kerri-Lou Usher, Hanna Gower, Sonia Bagnall and Sian Hardy.

Amy had previously taken part in the event and this time got the girls to agree to do it with her.

“We aiming to raise as much as possible,” she said.

Sponsorship forms are available at the pub or on its Facebook page.

A team from Elsoms Seeds in Pinchbeck were among the hundreds who completed the five kilometre event at Burghley House in Stamford on Sunday.

The group, which is made up of Rachel Brudenall, Melissa Furnell, Heather Rix, Katie Baxter, Sue Kennedy, Tanya Kayes, Melanie Ebbage and Trudy Rodgers, were hoping to raise about £250.

So far, Team Elsoms have collected £340 between them with pledges still coming in from family, friends and colleagues. They are hoping to reach the £400 mark.

Melissa said: “We did the Race for Life because we wanted to help those less fortunate. “Any money raised would go towards a brilliant cause and hopefully help stop the heartache of those that have to go through with dealing with friends and family suffering from cancer.”