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Sisters join hands to race for life


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wo local sisters hope to cross the Race for Life finish line hand in hand next month when


they walk together to celebrate their special bond. Natasha Ansell and Victoria Woods grew up in


the village and will complete the challenge for Cancer Research on Sunday, July 15. They decided to take part in the event after a


scare last year made them appreciate how lucky they are to have each other. Natasha told My Abbots News: ―Cancer


affects all of us at some time or other in some way. My only sister had a scare last year when we thought she had breast cancer. It was luckily only a scare but it made me realise how the disease affects so many people so suddenly.‖


‘My only sister had a scare last year when we thought she had


breast cancer. It was luckily only a scare but it made me realise


how the disease affects so many people so suddenly’


Victoria, a professional foot consultant who


runs Absolutely Fabulous Feet in the village, added: ―I had the biggest scare of my life last year and a life-long friend of mine has won her battle against this terrible illness. Without raising awareness and fundraising, a cure can't be found.‖ The sisters say their friendship has also helped


Victoria Woods and Natasha Ansell.


them through losing an uncle to lung cancer and a worrying time when they thought their other uncle might have cancer in his kidney. Natasha explained: ―It was a massive worry as


our uncle only has one kidney after donating the other one to my mum. It made me realise how this awful disease can strike at any time, any age, any sex.‖ To s po ns o r t he s i s t e r s v i s i t


www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/natashaansell or www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/victoriawoods368.


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