MORE than 1,500 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Malvern Park – and the charity hopes to raise in the region of £100,000 from the event.
Emily Thompson, Cancer Research UK event manager for Solihull Race for Life, said: “We had an absolutely brilliant Race for Life in Solihull and the weather really smiled on us.
“The heatwave didn’t put anyone off and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
“There was a great atmosphere throughout the day, particularly at the start and finish when everyone remembers the cause for which we are all uniting.
“We really appreciate the help we had from our great local supporters Solihull Active, and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre who led our warm-up.
“And we were really honoured to welcome the Mayor of Solihull who started the event and also handed out medals to participants at the finish line.
“It was amazing to see the solidarity as over 1,500 women took part in Race for Life and joined forces to beat cancer.
“We hope to raise around £100,00 from the Solihull event, so we want to send a big thank you to the women of Solihull – your efforts really do make a difference.”