Thousands make stand against cancer

The grounds of Temple Newsam in Leeds were a sea of pink yesterday as thousands of women showed their running might in the fight against cancer.

The Cancer Research UK Race For Life at Temple Newsam.

About 4,000 women took on Race for Life’s annual 5k event, with a further 1,800 completing the 10k course on Saturday – all hoping to smash the fundraising target of £370,000 for Cancer Research UK. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, friends and workmates strode out in fuchsia wigs, tutus, fairy wings and face paint.

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Well-known faces among the crowd included Leeds actress Gaynor Faye, ITV Calendar journalist Gaynor Barnes and presenter Christine Talbot, who battled breast cancer last year. Nicki Embleton, from Cancer Research UK, said: “Yet again for Leeds we had an amazing day.”

picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe