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Pictures: Thousands of pounds raised at cancer-bashing Barnstaple Race for Life

PUBLISHED: 13:41 03 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:24 03 July 2016

Barnstaple Race for Life 2016. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Race for Life 2016. Picture: Andy Keeble

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Loved ones remembered and survivors celebrated at emotional Cancer Research UK fundraiser

Barnstaple Race for Life 2016. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Race for Life 2016. Picture: Andy Keeble

Hundreds of women took part in Race for Life in Barnstaple this morning (Sunday).

Mums, daughters and granddaughters spurred each other over the finish line at the annual Cancer Research UK fundraiser at the Tarka Tennis Centre.

Wendy McCartney, from Barnstaple was the first female 5km runner across the finish line.

Event manager Ruth Chamings said the event was on course to raise £58,000 for the charity this year.

She said: Race for Life is an amazing way to celebrate everyone we love who has survived cancer. It’s also an emotional and moving way to pay tribute to those dear to us whose lives have been cut short by the disease.”

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