RUNNERS are being encouraged to put the fun back into fund-raising by taking part in a cancer hospital charity’s annual park run.

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is hoping that people from across the region will once again turn out in their hundreds to take on either the 3km fun run or 10km race from Sheffield’s Graves Park on July 12 to help raise vital funds for the specialist facility.

Last year Phil Candy (32) and his wife Tasha (37), from Thurcroft, were among the field of more than 1,000 fun runners, stepping out dressed as Bananaman and Superwoman.

Phil said: “We took part in Run in the Park last year as we have lost a lot of family members and friends to this awful disease over the years.

“Dressing up was an incentive for people to sponsor us and we said if we hit the £200 mark we would take in the 3km run in fancy dress.

“Taking part in Run in the Park is a great way to raise money for the cancer charity as it enables people of all abilities to get involved and help support a fantastic cause.”

Community fundraiser, Lucy King, said: “We’re delighted to be holding our annual Run in the Park once again and invite supporters from across the region to join us for this fun-filled day.”

To register for Run in the Park visit or contact the Cancer Charity office on 0114 226 5370.

l Tasha and Phil are pictured in their fancy dress at last year’s Run in the Park.

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