Sign up for charity race as part of a gift for Mother’s Day

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AS MOTHER’S Day approaches mums and daughters are being invited to spend quality time together by entering a cancer charity race.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life starts on Southsea Common on Sunday, July 20.

Event manager Fiona Miller said: ‘We are urging women in Portsmouth to give their mums the gift of time this Mother’s Day, by signing up to Race for Life together.

‘The feelgood factor that comes from being part of the formidable army of women ready to show cancer who’s boss will last far longer than the more traditional Mother’s Day gifts of chocolates and flowers.

‘Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Some women might worry about standing alongside runners decked out in lycra but nothing could be further from the truth.

‘The reality on the day is that participants of all shapes, sizes and ages generate an electric energy as they unite in their determination to defeat cancer.’

Last year, 7,624 women took part and raised £412,749.

This year, organisers need 7,900 women and girls to take part and help raise £440,000 for research.

Fiona added: ‘We all know how committed mothers can be when they really make up their minds to do something.

‘That’s why we need mums and daughters to enter Race for Life today.’

To enter visit raceforlife.org