On Tuesday 20th June Appointments Partnership Account Manager Hannah Birkin and Accountancy & Finance Candidate Sourcing Specialist Lucy Cartlidge slipped on the signature pink vests and ran the 2017 Race for Life 5k in support of Cancer Research UK.
Despite the sweltering summer temperatures, the pair who have been training for the event for several weeks completed the race at Trentham Gardens in just 36 minutes, 4 minutes below their original target.
The sponsorship money raised by taking part will go towards ground breaking research into finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
Over the past 20 years, more than 8 million women have taken part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, raising over £547 million to fund the charity’s life-saving work.
After the event, the pair said ‘It was fantastic to have been part of such an amazing event and we’re thrilled to have beaten our target time – but more importantly raised some much-needed funds for such an important cause.’
‘We can’t wait to do it again next year and hopefully raise more money.’
Well done ladies, we’re all so proud of you.