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Another dirty fight against cancer for staff

20th July 2016

COLLEAGUES from Leek United ‘fought dirty’ against cancer once again, as part of a national fun day of fundraising.

For the second year running, members of staff joined thousands of other women to jog, squelch and slide around a challenging 5k muddy course in the Race for Life ‘Pretty Muddy’ event, this year at Central Forest Park, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

And after tackling a series of obstacles on the park’s paths, tracks and grass, their efforts succeeded in raising a total of £300 for Cancer Research UK.

The Society’s staff joined the race as ‘LUBS Team Tony’, in support of a Head Office colleague who is currently battling leukaemia.

Clare Beardmore, Leek United’s Head of Marketing and Products, said: “Every one of us knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer in some way – and this year it has come particularly close to home for all of us.

“Getting ‘Pretty Muddy’ was a great, fun way of raising much-needed funds for a vital, ongoing battle. The team just each needed a change of clothes – and a determination to climb, jog and walk all over cancer.” 

Taking part in the event were Deb Bree, Jo Cordall, Angela Lawson, Gemma Lawson, Katie Lawson, Claire McCarthy, Rachel Phillips, Louise Poole, Sarah Jane Poole, Michelle Prince, Kim Tatton and Charlotte Wood.

Race For Life ‘Pretty Muddy’ at Central Forest Park was one of a series of similar events organised by Cancer Research UK throughout the country.

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