Picture Special: Amazing £110,000 raised by Race for Life

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor
Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

It was a sea of pink at Waddesdon Manor yesterday (Sunday) as hundreds of ladies took part in this year’s Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.

1,300 people took part in the 5km race around the estate on a sunny morning, where they were cheered on by a crowd of more than 2,000 spectators.

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

Events manager Fiona Miller said: “It was a lovely sunny day but not always that warm with the cool breeze.

“There was a nasty hill on the course so no-one could afford to take it easy!”

It is hoped that the event will raise £110,000 for the charity.

The Race for Life in Waddesdon was one of almost 300 fundraisers taking place across the country.

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor - Team Quainton

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor - Team Quainton

Mrs Miller said: “It was a nice family day out and the spectators were able to enjoy activities including bouncy castles, facepainting and stands.

“I would like to thank all the volunteers who came and helped on the day.

“We couldn’t have run it without them and we are very grateful for all the support.”

General manager of Waddesdon Manor Simon Wales added: “It all went very well and the estate was delighted to host the event.

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

“We also want to congratulate everyone who competed.”

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor - team The Lion Ladies

Cancer Research Race For Life at Waddesdon Manor - team The Lion Ladies