Family runs the race of its life for Irene

Seventy-year-old cancer sufferer Irene Lee had been determined to take part in the fundraising Race for Life on Sunday but when her health took a turn for the worse the week before it was left to her family to run the race for her.

Her daughter-in-law Sophie Lee and grandchildren Molly, 11, and George, six, from Kennett, together with other family members Beverley Wildman, Kerrie Ann Wildman, Natasha Wildman, Jasmine Wildman and Rachel Hopcroft, all competed in the Cambridge event alongside thousands of others raising funds for cancer research.

Irene, formerly of Newmarket, who now lives in Mildenhall, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in her hips and lower spine earlier this year and on Friday underwent surgery at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. “We dressed up and called ourselves Nanny’s Pink Witches,” said Sophie “and after the race we arranged with the nurses on the ward to surprise Irene at her hospital bed, in all our pink out fits, she was over moon. If you would still like to donate to such a great charity its not to late.”