Exmouth family runs in Race for Life

THREE generations of an Exmouth family pulled on their running shoes and put their best foot forward on Sunday to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Research UK.

THREE generations of an Exmouth family pulled on their running shoes and put their best foot forward on Sunday to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Research UK.

Five-year-old Bassetts Farm Primary School pupil Rachel Stone, her 35-year-old mum, and her grandmother raised more than �300 for the cancer charity after taking part in the Race for Life event at Westpoint, Exeter.

Ciara Stone, from Hawthorn Grove, who was recently given the all-clear after being told she had cervical cancer, her mother, Alice O'Neill, and Ciara's daughter joined thousands of women from across the region who were dedicated to raising much-needed funds to stamp out the disease.

The Exmouth family teamed up with Ciara's colleagues from Tesco, in Salterton Road, who also took part in the charity event.


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For many women the race was an emotional day for those walking or running in honour, or as a tribute, to their loved-ones and friends who have lost - or won - their cancer battle.

Tesco worker Ciara, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer around the time TV personality Jade Goody publicly battled the disease, said she wanted to raise awareness of the 'silent killer' and raise funds as a 'thank you' to those who cared for her while she fought cancer.

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Ciara said: "Rachel, my-five-year-old daughter was amazing. She did the whole course with only a short break for a piggy back. "Nanny was unstoppable too!

"The whole day was amazing with a brilliant atmosphere, despite the weather.

"Everyone was so supportive, and it was a very emotional day for us and all the other people taking part.

"We are already planning next year's event.

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