Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Girls Run Race for Life for Their Grans; Lives of Sisters and Pal Have Been Touched by Cancer

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Girls Run Race for Life for Their Grans; Lives of Sisters and Pal Have Been Touched by Cancer

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A SHOP worker is to pound the pavement in memory of her grandmother.

Chelsea Coltman, 20, will be taking part in next week's Race for Life in remembrance of her gran Elizabeth Watson, who died from lung cancer.

The 20-year-old, who is deaf, will be taking part in the race next Friday with her 15-year-old sister Chloe and their friend Jessica Sarin.

The trio are being backed by Chelsea's fellow workers at Poundworld, plus family and friends. Chelsea, from Battle Hill, near Wallsend, North Tyneside, said: "We decided to join the Race For Life this year because we think it is a really good way to bring people together to raise awareness along with having fun at the same time.

"We've also had a few people in our family affected by different forms of cancer, while my gran, Elizabeth Watson, died from lung cancer. "My grandfather, David Harris, died from stomach cancer when my mother was six years old, so I never met him.

"My auntie has survived bowel cancer as well - her name is Sharon Fawcett. …

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