WOMEN who enjoy getting pretty muddy are being asked to pay in their sponsorship money as soon as possible.

Cheshire became a sea of pink in June as thousands of women joined the fight against cancer by taking part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Tatton Park.

More than five thousand mums, daughters, sisters and friends came together to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Now organisers of the 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events are sending a heartfelt message of thanks to everyone who took part and their supporters.

They’re also asking them to make every step count by paying in their sponsorship money so it can be used to fund life-saving research.

Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is a women-only series of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events which raises millions of pounds every year to find new ways to tackle cancer.

Laura Cass, Cancer Research UK’s north west events manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded now thanks to the women of Cheshire running, jogging or walking at Race for Life.

“Our participants play a crucial role in helping turn discoveries made in the lab into better treatments for patients in Cheshire and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event.

“Now we’re asking everyone who took part, and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them, to return the money they’ve raised as soon as possible.

“Many people don’t realise their entry fee only covers the cost of the event. It’s the sponsorship money that really makes a difference.

“Money raised - whether it’s £10 or £100 - will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.

“There are hundreds of types of cancer, and we need continued investment in research to help us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them.

“That’s why we need everyone who took part in Race for Life in Cheshire to return their sponsorship money so our scientists, doctors and nurses can continue to make vital strides forward in research.”

For information on returning sponsorship money visit raceforlife.org