ELLESMERE PORT women are asked to make a last dash for cash.
Cancer Research UK held its first city centre Race for Life on June 14.
More than 4,200 women took part in the popular event to raise money for the charity’s research into cancer.
Now organisers are asking them to take the final step by collecting and returning their fundraising money to help raise £400,000.
Chester Race for Life event manager Helen Wright said: “We are really grateful to the women of Chester who helped make Race for Life such a huge success.
“The atmosphere on the day was electric.
“It was uplifting seeing so many mums, daughters, grandmothers, sisters and friends come together for one cause – to beat cancer.
“By taking part in Race for Life women pledged their support to help fund research into a disease that one-in-three people in the UK will develop at some stage in their lives. Now we are asking them to keep that promise and help Cancer Research UK continue its life-saving work by returning their sponsorship money as soon as possible.
“Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s work, more people are beating cancer than ever before.
“Survival rates have doubled over the last thirty years and our work has been at the heart of that progress.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2009 is the UK’s largest women only fundraising event.
For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife. org.
Taxpayers in the UK can gift aid their donation, allowing Cancer Research UK to claim back 28p per pound from the Government.