Mums and tots get set to Race for Life

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MUMS and tots of all ages will be taking part in this year’s Race for Life as part of a 43-strong team from a Scarborough nursery.

The entrants, aged from five months to 50 years old, will be crawling, walking or running the 5K route in North Bay on May 8.

The team from Skylark Nursery in Murray Street will be raising money for Cancer Research UK and running in memory of Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, who died aged 14 on Valentine’s Day last year after battling two brain tumours.

Staff at the nursery chose Ellie’s Fund as their charity for the year and have been working hard to raise the profile of the charity.

They held a Fun Day in November, which raised an amazing £821 despite the weather, and have organised Fabulous Photography sessions and a forthcoming Pampered Chef evening, which will be hosted by Carol Towner in the style of Ready Steady Cook.

Nursery manager, Yasmin Stefanov-King, said: “I am immensely proud of the staff for all they have done, but now we have the support of all these other women, some of whom were deeply sceptical about their own abilities! “Our only aim is to raise as much money as possible, and to complete the course – whatever the time it takes.”

The target figure for the Scarborough event has been set at £111,600 from 2,200 participants, though organisers say up to 4,000 people could take part.

Enter at or by calling 0871 641 1111.