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Tortoises at the ready for Hooky Alternative Race for Life

Tortoises at the ready for Hooky Alternative Race for Life

By Harrison Jones

THE Hooky Alternative Race For Life, an annual run open ‘to men, women, dogs, tortoises and Shetland ponies alike’, is returning to Oxfordshire next month.

The event, which has raised more than £12,000 since its beginnings in 2010, will again be fundraising for Cancer Research UK on October 7.

Organised by Gill Begnor and The North Cotswold Fundraisers, the three mile course around Hook Norton has been running since 2010 and has raised over £12,400 for Cancer Research UK.

Joanna Payne, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for Oxfordshire, said: “Gill is an absolute inspiration and we can’t thank her and the North Cotswold Fundraisers enough for their commitment to helping Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner.

“The good news is more are surviving now than ever before. Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and generosity of volunteers and supporters like Gill and The North Cotswold Fundraising Group.”

All runners and supporters are invited for refreshments at The Sun Inn’s post-race party, where free food is provided for all entrants and prizes are given for first and second place in each category.

To sign up, visit .cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/find-an-event/hooky-alternative-race-for-life-2018.