Tears, laughter and a field full of determination saw Dearne family fun fundraisers celebrate another fantastic Race for Life.
Doncaster Town Field was littered in pink as entrants of all ages came together to raise cash to fight cancer – and a local lad was first to finish the shorter circuit.
Over 2,000 runners and walkers with dogs and buggies, wearing wigs, tutus and all kinds of costumes, linked up to tackle the five or ten kilometre courses. A rousing musical exercise session got the field limbered up and the rain held off just.
Among the throng were participants who were fighting cancer themselves or who had lost family and friends to the disease. Others were there to celebrate people beating cancer, and to raise money to help others conquer it. Three young lads romped home to finish the 5k run first, led by 12-year-old Silas Valladolid-Collins of Mexborough. The Mexborough Rovers’ player told his Facebook followers afterwards: “£300,000 was raised today to kick cancer’s butt and an awesome day altogether.
Chelsea Simpson, 25, of Cantley, and Sara Wilkinson, 26, of Kirk Sandall, took part after their friend Leanne Butler, 30, died in May. Hannah Wildman, 19, of Wheatley Hills, was there with her sisters in memory of Raymond Boylan, who also died in May 24.
Team Taylor was headed by Doncaster women Sarah Szafraniec and Katy Taylor, who lost both their parents to cancer. Se