Persimmon ladies raise hundreds of pounds in Race for Life
27 July 2015
Eleven ladies from Persimmon Homes Essex laced up their running shoes to help fight cancer.
The Persimmon Homes Essex staff were amongst the 4,000-strong ‘pink army’ taking on the Race for Life in Chelmsford on the weekend.The group raised £520 for Cancer Research UK.
The regular runners in the group completed the 10km course, while the others went for the 5km route.
Braintree’s Ellen Colebourne, Sales Administrator at Persimmon Homes Essex, said: “Women from throughout the company took part, including people from the sales, legal and customer service departments.
“Most of us have been affected by cancer one way or the other so it was good to be out there raising money for Cancer Research UK.”
Ellen, a frequent marathon runner from Braintree, added: “Some of us meet up and go out running on a Tuesday night, so we did the 10km, while some of the less frequent runners went for 5km and managed some really good times.”
The Race for Life took place in the town’s Hylands Park, starting and finishing on the grass area behind Flint Cottage. It was hoped that the event would raise almost £300,000 in total.
The run has been a fixture on Chelmsford’s calendar for 17 years, with women of all ages and abilities taking part.