There’s a sponsorship bonus for Cancer Research UK, thanks to two members of staff at the Lakes Free Range Egg Company (The Lakes). Helen Kent and Jane Edmond took part in this summer’s Race for Life at Carlisle, collecting sponsorship from friends and family. Recognising their achievement, ‘The Lakes’ matched what they raised in sponsorship which meant a final team tally of £800 raised for the Cancer Research UK Race for Life.
David and Helen Brass, owners of the Lakes Free Range Egg Company have been committed to the Carlisle Race For Life event since launching their Laid With Love brand five years ago, with Helen and her daughters taking part every year. This year they were joined by Helen Kent and Jane Edmond who both work in the offices at The Lakes.
The team of ‘pink ladies’ took part in the Carlisle 5K Race For Life, with Helen Brass beating her previous personal best and the young Brasses running the distance quicker than ever. Jane Edmond and Helen Kent enjoyed the fast paced walk and were impressed at the level of fun and encouragement from everyone taking part.
Commenting on the day Helen Brass said “It’s always a fantastic atmosphere, and quite emotional when you read the backs of the shirts people wear. This year there was a Reflection Board for people to leave messages and thoughts – it was very powerful and motivating and acts as a poignant reminder as to why we all take part. It was great to have Helen and Jane with us, it created a real team spirit and they did really well with their sponsorship.
“Our Laid With Love brand donates 2p per dozen to cancer research, but its events like this that really bring us all together. Matching what Helen and Jane raised seemed a good way to say thanks for their support at work and for getting involved in what we do, it also means more donations for Cancer Research UK.”