KIRKCALDY women who took part in the Race for Life in the town’s Beveridge Park are being urged to make every step count – by returning their sponsorship money as soon as possible.
Hamish Moir, the Tesco and Cancer Research UK Race for Life event manager for Fife (pictured above), said: “We are really grateful to the thousands of women who walked, jogged and ran Race for Life. Their spirit and determination created an amazing atmosphere on the day as they came together for one cause – to help beat cancer.”
Last year, a third of the women who took part in Race for Life didn’t return any sponsorship money.
Many don’t realise that their entry fee only covers the cost of the event. It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference.
Organisers are hoping that the mums, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues who took part in Race for Life at the Kirkcaldy park in June will embrace the fundraising challenge and help to hit the £147,000 target.
Hamish added: “Race for Life in Fife was a fantastic event. We want to say a heart-felt thanks to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped make it happen.
“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they have raised so we can go on funding much needed research.
“Without this money, Race for Life can’t fund all the research that’s needed to help save more lives. As the number of people diagnosed with cancer in Scotland continues to rise, we need the support of local people now more than ever.
“So, whatever the amount, we’re asking everyone to make every effort to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible. It can be paid in online, by phone or by cheque.”
For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife.org.