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Hundreds take on Cambridge Cambourne 10k to help support Maggie's Wallace Centre

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Cambourne Fun Run Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography RMG Photography - Tel : 07798 758711 www.rmg-photography.co.uk

The ninth Cambridge Cambourne 10k & Fun Run took place on Sunday (April 2) with hundreds of runners taking part.

Cambourne Business Park hosted the annual event, supported by the Cambridge Independent, which this year’s event also included a relay race – in which 10 teams took part – for the very first time.

The 10k was won by David Hudson with a time of 33m 08s while Anna Harwood finished first in the female category with a time of 41m 17s.

As usual the money raised went to charity, with this year’s main beneficiary being Maggie’s Wallace Centre, a cancer treatment centre at Addenbrooke’s.

Andrea Chupacova, fundraising manager at the centre, who was at the race working as a marshall and cheering everybody on, told the Cambridge Independent: “The race was fantastically organised and I think they had over a thousand people taking part altogether, including the children, and we are so grateful that the organisers chose Maggie’s as their main charity for this year.”

Andrea added: “It was a really brilliant day, full of fun and some amazing results. Some people achieved their personal bests, so a really great day.”

Explaining a little more about Maggie’s and the work they do, Andrea said: “We provide practical, emotional and social support for people affected by cancer, their family and friends.

“We support just under 8,000 people a year with all different types of cancer. We are a drop-in centre, which means people don’t need an appointment – they can just drop in between Monday and Friday and speak to a professional member of staff.”

The final amount raised is not yet known. Andrea added: “I have spoken to the organisers and they need to wait for all the sponsorship money to come in before they can say how much has been donated to Maggie’s. I think we’ll find out in about two to three weeks’ time.”

Andrea concluded: “We are hugely grateful to the organisers for choosing Maggie’s and the money will stay in the Cambridgeshire area – it will support local people affected by cancer.”

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