Wet weather was not going to deter ten Whitchurch ladies, as the Butcher’s Babes donned their aprons and set off from the Garrison Ground in Winchester in this year’s ‘Race for Life’, which for them had a special local connection.

The Butcher's Babes proudly show their medals having completed the 'Race for Life'. (click to enlarge)

‘Race for Life’ is Cancer Research UK’s flagship fundraising campaign to raise funds to help beat cancer. Thousands of women across the UK come together to walk, jog or run in over 240 events. It is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event.

Over 1500 women and girls dressed in a vast array of costumes took part in the Winchester 5km challenge, all committed to the cause, and to finishing the Race to collect their medals – with the fastest time being just under 30 minutes.

The ten-strong team from Whitchurch, had dedicated their efforts to John Dennett, the well-known local butcher who has recently had to retire from his business due to a kidney tumour.

Team member Liz said

We got rained on but still had a great day. A huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored us – it has made it all worthwhile.

She went on to add

The donation page is still open for anyone who hasn’t sponsored us yet! We’re hoping to raise over £3000 once all the monies have been collected which is fantastic!


The link to the donation page is at:
The Butcher’s Babes.
Donations can also be made at Philip Langley Butcher’s shop.

The babes are:
Liz Jones, Deb Crook, Julie Bourne, Jenny Robins, Sandra Smith, Maggie Donovan, Barbara Russell, Jo Dollin, Jackie Agate, Linda Jones.

Comments (1)

  • Ellen Dennett

    Well done Butcher’s Babes. What a fantastic effort from you all.
    Many, many thanks to everyone who donated to raise money to help this worthy cause.
    John is very grateful to be receiving treatment from The Cancer Research Clinical Centre in Southampton.

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