Ladies raise thousands for Cancer Research UK

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Ten employees from a pharmacy have raised more than £12,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The ‘Chem Babes’ team, from Everetts Pharmacy in Locks Heath Shopping Village, took part in its first Race for Life in Portsmouth in 2011 when they raised £4,500 for the charity.

Five races and £4,435 later, they are still going strong and this year added £2,350 to their donations, taking their total past the £12,000 mark.

They took part in another Race for Life challenge last month dressed in 1950s costumes with bright pink polka dot skirts, pink sunglasses and Minnie Mouse ears.

Ian Goodridge, centre manager for Locks Heath Shopping Centre, said: ‘All of us at Locks Heath are extremely proud of the Everetts Pharmacy team.

‘The determination and commitment involved to not only race 5km but also fundraise such a large sum of money is incredible. Well done ladies!’