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Thornton Roses sprint finish raises £4,190.00 for Cancer Research UK Thornton Roses sprint finish raises £4,190.00 for Cancer Research UK Thornton Roses sprint finish raises £4,190.00 for Cancer Research UK

Thornton Roses sprint finish raises £4,190.00 for Cancer Research UK

Ladies at Thornton Sports raised £4,190.00 for Cancer Research UK yesterday by taking part in the Burnley ‘Race for Life’ at Towneley Park.

The team completed the 5k in memory of Ann Rose, a valued friend and member of staff unfortunately lost to the big ‘C’ earlier this year. Ann first discovered she had cancer in 1999 and was given months to live, but with a combination of treatment and care, combined with Ann’s fighting spirit and a very positive attitude, she was able to enjoy life to the full. Unfortunately, the cancer returned towards the end of 2010 but this time she was unable to beat it and died in January 2011.
 

With this in mind all of our ladies decided to join the Race for Life to show our support in the fight against cancer, and the team name ‘Thornton Roses’ seemed an obvious choice.
 

Due to the effort and enthusiasm of all involved our initial fundraising target of £500 was smashed, with £3,000.00 being raised in the last few days alone! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all business partners, colleagues, friends and family who have helped us to raise such a fantastic amount. Peoples’ generosity way exceeded our expectations and we feel privileged to be involved in such a great cause.

Donations can still be received following the event. To show your support please visit http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/TheThorntonRoses. Thank you.

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