A high five for charity fundraisers

Citygate Volkswagen employee and charity fundraiser Jade-Elise Brooke-Read swapped her work wear for trainers last weekend when she took part in the Race for Life event in High Wycombe.

Jade-Elise (22) from Great Kingshill, who works for Citygate Volkswagen in High Wycombe, completed the 5km challenge along with her running pal and former Citygate Volkswagen employee Paula Taylor (54) from High Wycombe in aid of Cancer Research UK. So far, the duo’s efforts have raised an impressive £660 with funds still coming in, over achieving their target by at least 210%.

Jade Elise comments: “Sadly, Paula lost her best friend to cancer earlier this year and she wanted to complete the Race for Life event in her memory, I have also watched family members struggle with this terrible illness, fortunately, some are still with us thanks to the tremendous work Cancer Research UK do.

“Having witnessed first-hand the devastation that cancer causes, I feel it is important to support those that have been touched by this terrible illness. I hope our fundraising efforts go some way in helping to fund the work of the Cancer Research UK charity which does such an amazing job.”

Anyone who would like to donate can still do so at https://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/taking-strides

Race for Life is the UK’s biggest fight against cancer and the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. Since Race for Life started in 1994, an incredible six million participants have raised over £457million, more than any other UK event to fund the work of over 4,000 researchers, doctors and nurses dedicated to helping more people beat cancer.

Some of the Race for Life women take part in celebration of surviving a cancer experience. Others take part in memory of a loved one or to give hope to a cancer-free future.

Pictured (l to r): Paula Taylor and Jade-Elise Brooke-Read