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Race for Life events in Cornwall cancelled

Race for Life events in Cornwall cancelled

Published by Helen Down at 4:50pm 4th June 2020. (Updated at 4:53pm 4th June 2020)

Cancer Research UK events due to take place across Cornwall this summer have been cancelled.

Three planned at Falmouth, Penzance, and Stithians Showground will not go ahead.

The Falmouth and Penzance events had originally been scheduled to take place in the summer but were rescheduled for October several weeks ago.

The Stithians Showground event was rebooked for 16 August. These have all been called off for this year, along with 400 other events around the UK.

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Runners at Penzance in 2012

“We remain tirelessly committed to making progress for people affected by cancer but now more than ever, support from the public will be vital. We simply will not be able to continue funding our life-saving work without it.

“Since it began in 1994, Race for Life has raised over £890m for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken part and hope their support will continue.

“We know Race for Life is such a treasured part of the UK’s events calendar and it is with a heavy heart that for the first time in 27 years we have to announce that it won’t be taking place. The safety of our supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff is however essential.

“We hope the Race for Life event series will be back bigger and stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime, we’d love to invite as many people as possible to join us by taking part in Race for Life at Home in these challenging times.”

Alison Birkett Cancer Research UK

The charity's decided to cancel ALL of their events planned for 2020 to protect the country’s health as restrictions on mass gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue.

To plug the fundraising gap people are being invited to generate much needed cash for Cancer Research UK by taking part in a Race for Life at Home, in their garden or their nearest green space.

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