MARIE Curie Cancer Care is calling on women everywhere to join forces to walk, run or jog in the Hydro Active Women's Challenge in Birmingham, Liverpool and London, on Sunday, September 4.

It's the largest five-kilometre women-only race in the country and last year more than 25,000 women took part in the Birmingham and London events.

This is the first year the race is being staged in Liverpool.

Every year Marie Curie Nurses care for more than 25,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in the charity's 10 hospices across the UK.

Due to the exceptional nature of the work they do, Marie Curie Nurses are often described as angels by the people they care for and their families.

By running for the charity, you and your girl friends can help our nurses provide this special service - £20 can provide one hour of home nursing from a Marie Curie Nurse.

So go on, be an angel for the day and help make a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Whatever your age, level of fitness or running ability, the event promises to be an incredible day out.

So grab your female friends, colleagues, mothers and grandmothers and get them to take part in the nation's largest women-only race.

If you sign up to be part of the Marie Curie Team the charity will support you all the way, providing an information pack full of helpful training tips, fundraising advice and a team T-shirt to ensure you'll cross the finishing line in style.

The challenge kicks off in Birmingham, Liverpool and London on Sunday, September 4.

Places are already filling up quickly, so if you would like to run for Marie Curie Cancer Care, contact Alison on 01352 754596 or visit