Competitors from Cancer Research UK's Pretty Muddy

Beat the blues and help cancer research

If you’re feeling blue this January, then we have got an offer which could help you – and do some good for others too!

Radio Clatterbridge listeners have been encouraged to take part in a series of events taking place later this year in aid of Cancer Research UK.

And we’ve been given a code to save money on the fee for signing up.

Caitlin Holme, North West and North Wales area events manager for the charity, popped down to the studio to speak to Coffee Club presenter Steve Evans about the fundraising opportunities.

She explained how Race For Life attracted just 300 people when it started in London in 1994.

Since then it has grown into a number of races right across the country.

“Its a very fundamental part of fundraising for research.”

3,546 men, women and children took part in last year’s event in Birkenhead Park raising more than £120,000 for life-saving research.

They were part of more than 42,000 competitors across the north west who made more than £1m.

Caitlin explained how entrants can walk, jog or run in the 5k or 10k events which this year take place on Sunday 28th June.

People can also sign up for Pretty Muddy, a 5k obstacle course for children and adults, on the pervious day.

Funds raised go towards research into all 200 different types of cancer.

“It all adds up so we just encourage anyone to fundraise whatever they can.”

She also encouraged people to register to take part in the Shine Night Walk in Liverpool on Sunday 30th August starting at the M&S Bank Arena.

During January, listeners can get 30% off their entry fees to any of the events using the special codes on the official websites.