Fundraiser Alexa getting in the pink

A YOUNG fundraiser is hoping to break the �700 barrier when she takes part in this year s Pink Ribbon run/walk. Alexa Thompson, nine, has taken part in the popular race for the last two years, raising more than �1,200 for cancer charities in the process,

A YOUNG fundraiser is hoping to break the �700 barrier when she takes part in this year's Pink Ribbon run/walk.

Alexa Thompson, nine, has taken part in the popular race for the last two years, raising more than �1,200 for cancer charities in the process, and earning the title of top fundraiser in the under-14 category both times, winning a pool party at Royston Leisure Centre for her efforts.

She said: "I love taking part in the pink run because I know the money I raise is put towards helping people with cancer."

Alexa was present at a superstore last week to help receive a cheque that will ensure the runners in this year's event, which takes place on Sunday June 27, will be able to quench their thirst.


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Royston Tesco sponsors water for the Pink Ribbon run/walk, and Mandy Jinkerson from the store presented Alexa and Christine Brown, from Marie Curie Cancer Care, with a cheque for �250 towards this year's race.

Marie Curie Cancer care will again be the beneficiaries of the run, and Christine said: "The money raised from the walk will help Marie Curie to provide high quality nursing, totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice to be at home supported by their families, completely free."

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The Pink Ribbon run/walk takes place on Therfield Heath, and is open to men, women and children.

It costs �12 for an adult to register and �6 for children under 16, and the entry fee includes a T-shirt as well as a medal and goody bag on finishing.

Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship, which will all go towards supporting the charity's work, and there are some great fundraising prizes on offer, as well as awards for best fancy dress costumes on the day.

Entry forms are available at the Crow offices or in local shops, the leisure centre, and the library.

For further information please call Guy on 01763 248509 or go to www.pinkribbonrunwalk.co.uk

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