Friends raise £3k for charity
A GROUP of 17 colleagues have raised more than £3,000 to help find a cure for cancer.
The friends – who called themselves the Goodwin Girls after the engineering firm they work for – raised the cash after taking part in the Race for Life at Trentham Gardens on Tuesday.
The money will now be donated to Cancer Research UK.
Organiser Linda Newman, an accounts clerk, knows how important research is after three of her family were diagnosed with cancer.
The 57-year-old's husband Bob Newman, aged 60, is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
As is her brother-in-law Mark Nichols.
While her brother Neil Draisey is in remission from oral cancer.
Linda, of Sandyfield Road, Northwood, said: "We had a fabulous time running the race as a group.
"It was very important for us to do this because we have all been touched by cancer in some way, either through a family member of friend."
This is the first year that Linda has run the Race for Life.
She added: "Cancer is such a cruel disease and the more research we do, the better chance we have of finding a cure."