Blister Sisters raise over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK
Sunday 16th June saw a team of 62 people take part in the Race for Life at Aintree Racecourse. The team of friends, relatives and family were called the “Blister Sisters” and have so far raised over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK.
The team was set up by Laura Moss, who was diagnosed with Duodenal Cancer in October 2018 and is currently receiving chemotherapy. Laura wanted to do something to raise funds for Cancer Research and considered the Race for Life.
However she had never taken part before and the term “Race” was a bit of a deterrent because she knew she wouldn’t be able to run. She asked her two daughters if they would walk it with her. She then asked some close friends and relatives, some of whom had lost a parent, friend or relative to cancer, or may have had recent treatment.
Laura commented “it just grew from there; lots of people had been very supportive towards me when I was recovering from my initial operation and subsequent setbacks, so I asked them. Plus others who I knew had someone affected by the disease. I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the response from everyone. I think that the fact that I said I was walking it helped enormously. I’ve never done anything like this, and I think this was the case for many others, so knowing it was part of a group that was mostly walkers made it easier to join in.”
The sponsorship has also been incredible, Laura’s supportive husband Andrew also took part and raised over £7,500 from business contacts and friends. Other fundraisers have raised over £400 each, and there is still more to come because some have used paper forms which have not been included in the total to date.
It’s not too late to sponsor them the group page is here, together we can beat cancer.