Make your Race for Life count

10:41 15 November 2012

Barnstaple Race for Life event manager Sam Beare is appealing to participants to return sponsorship money.

Barnstaple Race for Life event manager Sam Beare is appealing to participants to return sponsorship money.


Barnstaple race manager appeals to participants to return sponsorship money.

THE organiser of Barnstaple’s Cancer Research UK Race for Life is appealing to women who took part in this year’s event to make every step count – by returning their sponsorship money.

Event manager, Sam Beare, is encouraging the 1,575 participants who entered the event at the Tarka Tennis Centre on July 8 to make one last dash for cash.

Last year, a third of the women who took part in annual fund-raiser failed to return any sponsorship money.

Sam said: “Race for Life in Barnstaple was a fantastic event. We want to say a heart-felt thanks to everyone who took part or supported our participants, as well as the wonderful volunteers who helped make it happen.

“Now the big day is over, we are asking our supporters to take one last step – by returning the money they have raised so we can go on funding life-saving research into 200 types of cancer.”

The money raised helps Cancer Research UK to fund the work of more than 4,000 doctors, nurses and scientists who are dedicated to beating cancer.

“Many people don’t realise that their entry fee only covers the cost of the event,” added Sam, who hopes Barnstaple will be able to hit the £74,000 target.

“It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference. So, whatever the amount, we’re asking everyone to make every effort to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible. It can be paid in online, by phone or by cheque.”

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit


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