Women from Sprowston Tesco raise more than £6,700 for Cancer Research UK at Race for Life in Norwich

The Mucky Boars team, a group from the Tesco Extra on Blue Boar Lane, who ran the Race for Life in N

The Mucky Boars team, a group from the Tesco Extra on Blue Boar Lane, who ran the Race for Life in Norwich in May. They have raised more than £6,700 for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Donna Page - Credit: Archant

Employees from a Sprowston supermarket have raised more than £6,700 for cancer research after donning their running shoes for the cause.

More than 40 women from the Tesco Extra store in Blue Boar Lane took part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life events at the Norfolk Showground in May.

Together, the team, who called themselves the Mucky Boars, raised £6,760.30 to help more men, women and children survive cancer.

Donna Page, one of the group, said: 'Race for Life is an amazing way to unite together and help fight cancer, but also remember those who have been lost to cancer. We stood shoulder to shoulder on the start line with thousands of like-minded women, committed to the cause.

'It's so motivating to know the money we raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to tackle cancer and save more lives.

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'Our team was made up of more than 40 members of staff and we signed up because we all know someone whose life has been touched by the disease.'

They thanked customers, colleagues, family and friends for their support.

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The Race for Life events are a series of women-only five and 10 kilometre races which raise millions of pounds each year.

Emily Smith, head of race for life, said: 'We're grateful to the Tesco team for signing up for Race for Life in Norwich.

'Every step they take helps to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

'Our aim is that one day everyone will beat this devastating disease and the more research we fund, the sooner that day will come.

This year, about 2,500 people took part in the Norwich event on Saturday, May 14 - one of the charity's Pretty Muddy races - and another 2,400 ran on the following day.

At the time, organisers said while it was too early to tell how much had been raised, they were aiming to reach the £400,000 mark.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK's work and to find out how you can donate, visit their website by clicking here.

• Are you fundraising for a cause and would like to share your story? Email local.life@archant.co.uk

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