A HOOK-based charity was the beneficiary of a relay race

Twenty runners ran a total 300 kilometres on Sunday 28 October in aid of Victoria's Promise.

The 20 runners had initially aimed to reach 80 kilometres total by running a relay around Basing Trail Heritage Walk, starting at Basingstoke Memorial Park.

The group of runners, aged between 17 and 55, ended up reaching a total 300 kilometres over the six-hour challenge.

The group set the 80 kilometre goal as it marks the distance between Winchester, Victoria's Promise newest Affinity location and Oxford, its next planned Affinity location.

Victoria’s Promise was set up in memory of Victoria van der Westhuizen who passed away from cancer at 29.

Before she died Victoria had promised to recover from the illness and go on to use her experiences to inspire and support others in a similar position.

The charity now provides personalised support and treatment services that best increase the chance of survival and quality of life, for young women who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The charity say the run marked their commitment to continue expanding their support.

The group has raised £2000 so far.

Victoria’s Promise has doubled its outreach year on year since its conception in 2014 and they hope to continue this trend because as they feel the team showed we truly are “Stronger Together.”

The Young Women’s Affinity Group, monthly meetings held in Basingstoke, Winchester and London, is VP’s most popular service.

The groups give young women an opportunity to bond with other women in a similar situation and provide crucial health and well-being education.

Studies have shown that women with cancer have a higher chance of survival if they are supported by a strong peer group.

To find out more or donate to Victoria’s Promise, go to https://victoriaspromise.com/