Charity walk raises cash for Cancer Research

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Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, plus their leaders and other volunteers from Gisburn put their best foot forward for the Petal’s Cancer Research UK Relay for Life at Paythorne.

The team walked around a marked track, with team members on the track continuously for 22 hours. The event continued through the night to signify that cancer never sleeps and the aim was to raise £1,500.

The event was scheduled to last 24 hours, but was stopped two hours early due to the extreme weather. Due to very heavy rain the field became a quagmire, but the girls proved that they really can get muddy!

In addition to sponsorship for walking, the girls ran a chocolate tombola stall, which was very popular.

Nine-year-old Isobel Smith, said a good time was had by all. She added: “I have never done anything so muddy!” Thea George (nine) continued: “It was tiring, but lots of fun!”

Harriet Wibberley Smith , Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Leader, said: “I am extremely proud of our young members who took part, particularly given the awful weather conditions. Not one of them complained. Sadly most, if not all their lives have been touched by cancer in some way.”