More than 1,000 women from British Airways are joining forces to take part in a race for charity tomorrow at the airline`s headquarters in Harmondsworth.
The `British Airways Race for Life` is one of a nationwide series of 5km walks and runs, exclusively for women, raising money for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) for research into women`s cancers.
British Airways has supported the Race for Life since 1995 raising over £75,000 to date. This year the British Airways event will be the first ever Race for Life to be organised and run by a company.
Talat Mir, British Airways` Race for Life Manager, said: “We have acres of beautiful parkland at our new headquarters in Harmondsworth so it seemed logical to host our own event. This year we have increased our fundraising target to £50,000 so we`re hoping for a good turnout.”
Male colleagues and families are also invited to support the runners and to enjoy an evening of live music, entertainment and refreshments in the parkland.
Rachel Roxburgh, Race for Life Manager at ICRF, said: “British Airways has always been a keen supporter entering teams of over 400 women to our flagship race in Battersea Park. It was a natural progression for British Airways to host the first ever company-organised event and we hope that other companies will follow suit.”