Runners raise thousands for men’s cancer charities

Wigan 5k Raceforalife at the DW Stadium

Wigan 5k Raceforalife at the DW Stadium

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IT was the perfect setting for a fun run with the sun shining and hardly a cloud in the sky.

The annual Run4aLife once again saw many Wiganers don their running shoes to raise money to fight male-related cancers.

The event, organised by Wigan Rotary Club, took place at the DW Stadium on Sunday with runners doing two laps of a route which took them around the ground and along the canal.

Once again, the money will go to the Men Matter appeal, set up by local businessman Bernard Edmunds after he beat prostate cancer.

He said: “The money raised today will go to The Christie which will treat three bespoke men’s cancers; prostate cancer, testicular cancer and penile cancer. Events like this bring the issue to the forefront in terms of awareness.”

Run4aLife organiser Phil Hirst, from Wigan Rotary Club added: “I want to say a big thank-you to everyone who took part, it is much appreciated. After nine years we have raised £95,000 so if we can raise £5,000 today we’ve raised £100,000 after 10 years.

“So we’re asking everyone to dig deep.”