Fun-Loving fundraisers from Specsavers in Launceston put their best foot forward for Cancer Research UK when they took part in the Exeter Pretty Muddy 5k. The demanding obstacle course lived up to its name, with competitors having to crawl through mud pits and scramble over mucky A-frames.

Race for life

It was part of the Race for Life series of fundraisers organised by Cancer Research UK. All proceeds go towards the charity funding laboratories, tests and treatments of all 200 types of cancer. The Specsavers staff were motivated to take part in the Exeter Pretty Muddy 5k because many of them have had a friend or loved one affected by cancer.

In addition to the race, the Launceston staff also did a variety of other events to raise funds, including a bake sale and raffle at the store – raising £350 for Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK

Rachel McClelland, store director, said: ‘The Pretty Muddy 5k was lots of fun. There were 12 of us taking part, and we all really enjoyed it. We were good at motivating each other, and we’re proud to be raising money for such a worthwhile cause. Cancer is a terrible disease, and we wanted to contribute in a small way to help towards Cancer Research UK finding a cure.’

Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s biggest series of fundraisers. Taking place across the UK, the events include 5k and 10k routes for participants to walk, jog or run, as well as the Pretty Muddy obstacle events. Race for Life began 25 years ago. It has gone on to raise nearly £500million towards beating cancer.

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