CORONATION STREET STAR GETS RUNNERS RUNNING!
Photographs by Ian Andrew
ON 27 December 2008,
many people from all over the region descended on Wavertree to burn
off the chocolate and turkey by running in the Liverpool CAFOD Fun
Run in Wavertree Park, Liverpool. The annual event, which began in
1983, had a fantastic turn out despite it being the day after Boxing
Day. The event was started by actor Rob Collier (who played Liam
Connor in Coronation Street) as well as a live jazz band! All money
raised by the runners helps CAFOD give hope to poor communities
across the world.
To find out more about the event go to:-
Entries will be going live very soon for 'Pedal it Pink'
A new cycling
event is being launched in Liverpool 2009, especially for women!
So if you are looking for a new get fit goal for 2009 why not enter
the first ever Pedal it Pink, organised by Breast Cancer Campaign.
Taking place in Sefton Park on Sunday, 19 April 2009, entries for
the event go live on 6 January 2009 on their
Pedal it Pink has a variety of cycle routes to choose from so there
is something to suit all abilities. Women can choose between a
half (13.1 miles) or full marathon (26.2 miles) distance and if you
want to involve your family or partner in the event there is a 5k
Family Lap as well. All routes are completely enclosed in the
park, so it’s safe, traffic-free and suitable for both beginners and
experienced cyclists. And if you don’t already have a bike you
will be able to hire one through the event organisers.
Olympic champion and glamour girl of the British cycling team,
Victoria Pendleton, is an ambassador of Pedal it Pink. She
said:- “After winning Olympic gold in the Sprint cycling event
in Beijing this summer, I’m so thrilled to lead Breast
Cancer Campaign’s very first Pedal it Pink. It’ll be really
exciting to see hundreds of women getting on their bikes in
Liverpool to help beat breast cancer, so I really hope you can join
us on 19 April in Sefton Park. I know it’ll be lots of fun and
together we can make a difference!”
The money raised from taking part in Pedal it Pink will help Breast
Cancer Campaign to fund innovative world-class research throughout
the UK to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved
diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
Samantha Campbell, Senior Events Manager at Breast Cancer Campaign,
said:- “We’re so pleased to launch the Pedal it Pink event so
why not join us on this very exciting day and help us to raise vital
funds for breast cancer research? Not only is it a great way
to stay fit but the cycling challenge is sure to be a fun day out
for friends and family with all proceeds going to a very worthwhile
Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding
innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer
develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and
cure. We believe that research is the start of the solution
and with your help we can build a brighter future for people with
To join the pink revolution, visit:-
breastcancercampaign.org, or email:-
or call 020 7749 3700 to sign up.
So come on girls!
Let’s get together and put the brakes on breast cancer!!!!!!