WOMEN who ran, jogged and walked through Delamere Forest in the fight against cancer are being urged to take one final step.

Cancer Research UK is appealing for participants who took part in its Race for Life in May to return their sponsorship money.

In 2013, only a third of entrants returned their cash.

Jennifer Ward, Race for Life event manager for the north west, said: “Already the generosity of local people has raised an amazing £160,343 from the Delamere event, but we still have a bit of way to go to reach our target of £200,000.

“Last year, a third of the women who took part didn’t return any sponsorship money.

"Without this money, Race for Life can’t fund all the research that’s needed to help save more lives.

"As the number of people diagnosed with cancer in the North West continues to rise, and the economy tightens, we need the support of local people now more than ever."

For information on returning sponsorship money, or to make a donation, visit www.raceforlife.org