WOMEN preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day are being urged to join the fight against cancer by entering Race for Life.

Cancer Research UK wants women of all ages to pledge to take part in the 5k or 10k event on Sunday July 1 at Newbury Racecourse.

Fiona Miller, Cancer Research UK’s Berkshire event manager, said: “We are urging mums and daughters in Newbury to make this Mother’s Day extra special by signing up to Race for Life.

“By signing up to Race for Life, women in Newbury can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists and doctors find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

“Taking part in Race for Life is a special and unique experience - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter.

"By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, women can unite against a disease that affects us all in some way. Whether they plan to pound the pavements or amble to the finish line, every step participants take will help to support crucial research.”

To enter Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.