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Issue:- Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Fun filled family 5k to help Liverpool say neigh to cancer

NORTH West Cancer Research is challenging people from Southport to walk, run or gallop 5k around Aintree's world famous racetrack, to help them say neigh to cancer.

Canter for Cancer, will be Liverpool's 1st ever horse themed running event, which will raise money for cancer research and Liverpool based health charities.

Race goers will wear novelty horse's heads as they make their way around the 5K (just over 3 miles) course at Aintree, home to the world's greatest steeplechase - 'The Grand National' - on Sunday, 6 March 2016.

Liverpool actress Suzanne Collins has put her name behind the race and is encouraging as many people as possible to take part. Organisers hope that more than 3,000 people from all over Liverpool and the North West will take part.

There will also be a chance for children to get involved on the day with a shorter:- 'Only Foals and Horses' race, which can be completed with an adult chaperone.

Suzanne, who lost her dad to lung cancer 3 years ago, said:- "Cancer touches the lives of all of us. My dad recently passed away after battling lung cancer and so many others of my friends and family have been affected by it. Cancer research is so important if we are to ever move forward and beat this killer disease, which is why I am proud to have been asked to support North West Cancer Research and its Canter for Cancer event. It's such a fun idea and a great way to unite everyone in a common cause all while raising funds for cancer research. I've got lots of my friends and family interested in signing up already and my daughter Mya has already said she will run the Only Foals and Horses event, with her friends which she'll do in memory of her grandad."

Canter for Cancer is supported by The Liverpool FC Foundation, as well as Liverpool-based Investec Wealth and Investment which has been named as the headline sponsor.

North West Cancer Research is the biggest locally-based charity, working to fund cancer research, which directly benefits those living in the North West.

The charity has committed to funding more than £11.2million worth of cancer research over the next 5 years. £7.7million of which will be spent on projects at the University of Liverpool, home to the North West Cancer Research Centre.

The most recent figures from the National Cancer Intelligence Network show that show that cancer is one of the biggest killers in Liverpool. On average 2,577 people are diagnosed with cancer per year and if you live in Liverpool you are 25% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than anywhere else in the UK.

Anne Jackson, CEO, North West Cancer Research, said:- "Canter for Cancer offers a unique chance for members of the public to run Aintree's world famous course for themselves. This is the largest fundraising event we've ever held and we look forward to Canter for Cancer becoming North West Cancer Research's flagship fundraising event. It offers something fun for all the family; especially with our novelty horses heads. Support from Liverpool FC Foundation and The Jockey Club, who have offered us Aintree Racecourse, has been fantastic and will help us raise awareness of the importance of cancer research among as many people as possible. Cancer sadly affects every single one of us. It is one of the biggest killers in Liverpool. The good news is that today, for the first time ever half of all people diagnosed with cancer in the UK will survive; which is why research is so important."

Mark Haig, head of operations at Liverpool FC Foundation, said:- "We are delighted to support North West Cancer Research and its Canter for Cancer event. Right from the off, we knew this sounded like a great event and felt it was something that we could really get behind as a Foundation. Cancer is a serious issue in Liverpool, and the more awareness we can raise about it the better. Canter for Cancer will challenge people to think about cancer, as well as raise money for vital cancer research right here in Liverpool. We have worked with North West Cancer Research for ten year now as part of our Men's Health Programme. I am hoping that some of the guys; and girls; involved will sign up to take part and make this one of the biggest and best fundraising events in the city."

Liverpool FC Foundation is the official charity of Liverpool Football Club. It delivers a range of initiatives that inspire people from all walks of life to make positive change happen for themselves and their communities.

Its Men's Health programme was developed in 2005 in response to the high levels of poor health within the community. It aims to raise awareness and tackle physical and mental health issues, including cancer prevention. North West Cancer Research has worked with the Men's Health programme, since 2005 helping support some of its cancer awareness related activities.

Registration for Canter for Cancer is now open. Registration for the 5k race costs £20 per person and for Only Foals and Horses £20 for a child and adult chaperone.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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