THIS MOTHER’S Day, Basingstoke mums and daughters are being urged to join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The charity is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event and pledge to take part in Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids on Saturday, 16 June, or Race for Life 5k or 10k on Sunday, 17 June at Down Grange Sports Complex, in Pack Lane.

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

“By signing up to Race for Life, women in Basingstoke 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 or call 0300 123 0770.