Welwyn Hatfield fundraisers to tackle Race for Life in memory of Lena Evans

PUBLISHED: 10:28 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 18 May 2018

The T*ts Up group. Picture: Supplied.

The T*ts Up group. Picture: Supplied.

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A group of friends are taking on Welwyn Hatfield Race for Life in memory of a mum-of-two who died of cancer.

Sarah Bowyer, Katherine Linney, Lena Evans and Mel Greenaway. Picture: Supplied.Sarah Bowyer, Katherine Linney, Lena Evans and Mel Greenaway. Picture: Supplied.

Lena Evans, who died in April last year aged 50, regularly took part in Race for Life after being diagnosed in 2002, and also tirelessly fundraised by holding coffee mornings and bake sales.

The 20-strong group – dubbed T*ts Up in defiance of breast cancer – are continuing the fundraising drive in Lena’s name.

Katherine Linney, Sarah Bowyer and Lena Evans. Picture: Supplied.Katherine Linney, Sarah Bowyer and Lena Evans. Picture: Supplied.

Sarah Bowyer of WGC said: “Lena was incredibly strong. She never liked a fuss and she always wanted to help others.

“She was a real people person and was always able to pick you up, no matter what she was going through and how she felt.

May Cliffe and Katie Rose. Picture: Supplied.May Cliffe and Katie Rose. Picture: Supplied.

“She protected everyone she loved and did everything she could to lead a normal life.”

Last year was the first time the group of over 20 members took part without Lena and raised £12,842.

The T*ts Up group. Picture: Supplied.The T*ts Up group. Picture: Supplied.

They waited for the last member to approach the finish line before all crossing together, holding hands.

Sarah added: “Last year’s success was a testament to Lena – we all knew how much the event meant to her and I know she’d be proud.

“I will keep doing it every year as I will have Lena in my ear telling me to and motivating me.”

The group is urging other women to sign up for the 5k or Pretty Muddy obstacle course at Stanborough Park on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

To donate to T*ts Up visit https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/tts-up-4.

To enter an event visit https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/.

Courtney Culverhouse, Cancer Research UK’s Hertfordshire events manager, said: “We’d like to thank Lena and the T*ts Up team for their incredible commitment to the cause over the past 17 years.”

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