Race for Life: more needed recognition

SIR – I am extremely disappointed at your coverage of the Race for Life which took place on Sunday June 7 at Stanborough Park. Around 3,000 women took part in this event, raising, I am sure, a considerable amount of money for Cancer Research. However, yo

SIR - I am extremely disappointed at your coverage of the Race for Life which took place on Sunday June 7 at Stanborough Park.

Around 3,000 women took part in this event, raising, I am sure, a considerable amount of money for Cancer Research.

However, you chose to donate more column inches to reporting on the misunderstanding over parking charges than you did to the achievements of those many women.

While I fully agree that the reduced parking charges should have been more clearly identified (in actual fact it would have been far better for them to be waived entirely) I do feel that the fuss made over that has completely overshadowed the whole purpose of the day which was to raise valuable funds whilst having what was obviously a fun time.


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I do wonder had there not been a 'celebrity' present whether the participants would have had any coverage at all.

I had four friends take part in this race and I am immensely proud of each and every one of them. I just feel it a shame that they, and many many others, have not had the recognition they so richly deserve.

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Linda Dyball, Mill Green Road, WGC.

Editor's note: Go to our Race for Life picture gallery to see a host of shots from the event.

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