Last night some of the Firefly team completed their 2nd Race for Life in Battersea Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK (along with another 3,000 people). Dressed in bright pink with flashing antennae, and with soggy and muddy trainers from the rain, we gathered together for photos and attached our race numbers (there are now no safety pins left in the First Aid box). Luckily, the rain stopped and the weather brightened up when we reached the start. We all gave the running a go, but we weren’t quite up to Paula Radcliffe’s standard, she shot past us when we were at the 2k marker and she was on the home stretch already! It was a very moving event – in every sense. Battersea Park was a great place to run and when we finally crossed the finish line there was a very impressive picnic waiting for us, along with a much needed glass of wine or two.
Thanks to everyone who supported us this year, we beat our fundraising target and if you’re feeling charitable there’s still time to sponsor us.
After our successful fundraising last year, the Firefly team are again doing our bit for charity and are joining thousands of women across the UK in Race for Life. Similar to last year, we have entered the Battersea Park event on the 18th May and hope to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and burn a few calories.
We’ve signed up together, with some of us running and others walking, but we’ll all meet in the pub at the end for a well deserved drink. We’ve got a Firefly sponsorship page, where you can help us raise money for this great cause. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and spur us on to the end.
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