A GROUP of ‘wannabe athletes’ from the Bury Free Press newsroom are getting into their trainers for some training in a bid to raise money in memory of a colleague.
An unsuspecting – and rather unfit – group of BFP reporters, advertising reps and a photographer will be taking part in Race For Life on June 24.
Setting off in the first race of the day, at 11am, reporters Laura Smith and Emma Lake, their news editor Lesley Anslow, chief photographer Helen Whitcombe and motors advertising reps Karen Bryson and Kim Harris will run, jog or walk the 5km troute at Nowton Park, in Bury St Edmunds, crawling if needs be.
This year, the event – which raises hundreds of thousands of pounds each year for Cancer Research UK – has special significance, following the death of a long-serving member of the BFP team, Cath Le Maire, in January.
Lesley said: “We all miss Cath, who was a real professional and great fun, so it seemed right we remember her as we take on the Nowton Park circuit.
“I’m sure she would have had a wry smile about our motley crew but we’ll make it a special day and hopefully raise a lot of money for what is a great cause.”
To donate and help the team raise as much as possible, go to: www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/team-bfp