Civil Servants Saddle Up To Help Liverpool Say Neigh To Cancer!

A TEAM of seven civil servants from Legal Aid’s Merseyside office will pull on their trainers and pop on a horse’s head to take part in the city’s flagship cancer research fundraising event. The civil and criminal legal advisors will team up and take on the 5k Canter for Cancer event at Aintree Racecourse on Sunday March 6th to help raise money to fund cancer research projects in Liverpool. Organisers North West Cancer Research hope that around 3,000 people will take part in its flagship event, wearing novelty horse’s heads as they help the charity say neigh to cancer. Chloe Merrington a civil finance case worker, with the Old Hall Street based firm is leading a team of fillies and stallions to the starting line, and she is encouraging other organisations across the city to rally their employees and enter a corporate team into this year’s race. The 34-year-old, will herself race in memory of her auntie Ilse who sadly died after battling lung cancer. She said: “Cancer is one of those diseases which unfortunately affects us all in some way, whether that’s personally or through a loved one. My auntie Ilse sadly lost her fight with cancer when she was just 40 years old and I’ve watched my Nan beat it twice after being diagnosed with both breast and ovarian cancer. “When I heard about Canter for Cancer I knew it was something I wanted to get involved in. Not only does it sound like lots of fun – how often do you get the chance to run round one of the world’s best racecourses in a giant horse’s head? But it’s all for a great cause – helping support cancer research being carried out right here in Liverpool. “Luckily I’ve been able to persuade lots pf people from the office to get involved as well. The more of us the better, as we will be able to raise even more money for the charity. We are all really looking forward to take part – although we’re not sure whether we’ll be the fastest runners on the day. “Hopefully other companies in the city will get involved and even more teams will sign up to take part and help North West Cancer Research say neigh to cancer once and for all!” North West Cancer Research’s Canter for Cancer starts at TIME at Aintree Racecourse on Sunday March 6th. The event is open to all and hopes to attract individuals, families, charity runners and corporate organisations. Discounted registration for Canter for Cancer is available for groups of four or more, saving up to £5 per person. The main run will then be followed by a 500m Only Foals and Horses race for younger runners aged 12 and under.