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Brave girl’s coin-it plea

A BRAVE Solihull youngster is urging the thousands of women who took part in Cancer Research UK’s 5km Race for Life to go that one step further and ‘make a million’ in Birmingham.

A BRAVE Solihull youngster is urging the thousands of women who took part in Cancer Research UK’s 5km Race for Life to go that one step further and ‘make a million’ in Birmingham.

Nine-year-old Hannah Maddock was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, but has incredibly managed to take part in four Race for Life’s since then.

This year, inspirational Hannah started the race, which had over 20,000 women running, before completing the race with her mother Kate Maddock and raising £500 for the cause.

Now Kate is urging other participants to return their sponsorship money to help reach £1 million, money that is imperative in funding life-saving research.

Hannah, a pupil at St Augustine’s School, posed with a giant £1 coin to help highlight the importance that the money raised through Race for Life is for the work of the doctors, nurses and scientist that it funds.

This also includes staff at the Cancer Research UK Institute of Cancer Studies in Birmingham who dedicate their time to curing cancer.

Hannah’s mum Kate, said: “So many people are touched by cancer and we wanted to do something positive to help them by supporting Cancer Research UK’s life saving work”

“Hannah has been so brave in coping with the treatment. It’s largely thanks to Cancer Research UK that vital research takes place into children’s cancers.”

 

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