Saturday, 16 December 2017

Women walk for charity

ALMOST 50 mothers and daughters from Goring raised £3,500 by competing in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

ALMOST 50 mothers and daughters from Goring raised £3,500 by competing in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The group hired a coach to take them to the women-only charity event in Oxford.

They ran or walked the 5km route and most wore a pink top or tracksuit and some donned a pink wig and hat.

The trip was organised by villagers Juliet Woodall and Nikki Sharman, both of whom have suffered from breast cancer.

Mrs Woodall, 41, was diagnosed in January last year and finished treatment in September while Mrs Sharman was treated for the disease in 2011.

Both have children at Goring Primary School and publicised the trip by word of mouth.Mrs Woodall, of Manor Road, said: “We are a very close-knit community so you only have to send a few emails out and you get a lot of offers of help.

“Most people have been affected by cancer in some way so there were plenty of people who wanted to support Nikki and me.

“I think everyone really enjoyed the trip. It’s not a particularly difficult challenge — you can take it at your own pace and it’s more about raising money and awareness.”

The women run a breast cancer support group at Bradfield College and would welcome new members. Anyone interested should call Mrs Woodall on (01491) 871801 or Mrs Sharman on (01491) 875545.

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