HUDSON'S Field in Salisbury was transformed into a sea of pink as runners turned out in force for the Race for Life.

More than 950 participants of all ages took part in the event which took place on Sunday (June 9) and was in aid of Cancer Research UK. 

Vicki Turner, Cancer Research UK’s Salisbury events manager, said: “Life-saving research is being funded right now thanks to people like the mums, dads, nans, grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends and workmates of Salisbury who joined the fight at Race for Life. 

“By taking part and raising money, our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into new, better treatments for patients in Salisbury and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event on Sunday.

“The atmosphere on the day was hugely moving - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter - as people came together to remember loved ones lost to cancer or celebrate the lives of those dear to them who have survived. Race for Life offers a unique opportunity for like-minded people to unite against a disease that affects us all in some way."

“Now we’re asking everyone who took part, and all the friends, family and colleagues who pledged to sponsor them, to return the money they’ve raised as soon as possible. Money raised - whether it’s £10 or £100 - will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.”