Kent Women Sing for Race for Life

26 April 2010, 00:00

The first Race for Life charity single is being released today (Monday) and features the voices of more than a hundred women in Kent.

Producers of the re-make of Cyndi Lauper's classic "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" recorded shoppers at Bluewater back in February.

Their singing now features alongside stars including Kym Marsh, Caroline Quentin and the girls from Hollyoaks on the track which is being released to mark the start of this years Race for Life events.

Singer Sonique is also on the track, she's just finished having treatment for breast cancer: “I’m very excited to be part of Cancer Research UK’s first single to launch this year’s Race for Life. 

"Knowing the single features women who, like me, have been directly affected by cancer, as well as hundreds of women from across the UK, makes me feel extremely proud.

"Recording the single was so much fun and meeting other women who wanted to do their bit to help the cause was really inspirational. 

"Every woman who took part has made it into the chorus of the song.  I hope this inspires people to buy the track and inspires every woman, whether they want to walk, jog or run, to sign-up for a Race for Life this year too!”


Race for Life is taking place in the following places in Kent this year:

  • Maidstone - Mote Park on 16th May and 6th June
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells - Dunorlan Park on 23rd May
  • Gillingham - Capstone Farm Country Park on 30th May
  • Folkestone - The Leas on 20th June
  • Canterbury - University of Kent on 27th June
  • Herne Bay - Seafront (Hampton Pier) on 4th July
  • Margate - Palm Bay on 18th July