Council staff will hula hoop the course

INNER CIRCLE The Hula Hunnies, clockwise from left, Andrea Wright, Karen Ebdon, Karen Connolly and Penny Watson
INNER CIRCLE The Hula Hunnies, clockwise from left, Andrea Wright, Karen Ebdon, Karen Connolly and Penny Watson
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DECIDING to shun walking, jogging or running, a team of 11 women will be hula-hooping this year’s Race for Life.

The team, mainly made up of staff from Portsmouth City Council, will be taking part in the 5k race on Sunday.

Andrea Wright, health development manager at the council, is taking part after her mum was diagnosed with cancer.

She said: ‘Cancer’s a word you often hear, but until it happens to someone close to you it’s easy to forgot or gloss over the screening messages and indeed the devastating effect it can have.

‘My mum found a lump on her breast and was diagnosed with cancer about five years ago just before her 50th birthday.

‘She had a mastectomy – and chemotherapy – and thankfully she’s now in remission and things are looking good.’