WHAT better way to spend your wedding anniversary than doing something to help others?
Mother of three Farzana Khattak will join hundreds of other runners, walkers and fancy dressers for the annual 5km Race For Life on June 24.
The parent-governor at Whitehall Infant School in Cowley Road, Uxbridge, hopes to raise s2,000 for Cancer Research UK.
I always wanted to do something because cancer has devastated our lives, she revealed.
When I was just a teenager we lost our mum.
I cannot actually do the research myself but I can help to raise money for research.
Battling an injured knee that has hampered her training, Ms Khattak, of Braybourne Close, Uxbridge, who also volunteers at the toddler group at St Margarets Church in Windsor Street, Uxbridge, says she is determined to complete the distance at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex off Gatting Way, Uxbridge.
Fiona Murray, Hillingdon event manager for Cancer Research UK, said: We know many women want to take part in Race for Life but are worried about completing the 5km course. But it is not competitive and it is not about being fast or fit.
Instead, it is a celebration of sisterhood and hope. The important thing is joining the fight against all cancers. The atmosphere at Race for Life is electric.
To sponsor Farzana, go to http://www.
To enter Race for Life, visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.
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