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The organisers of the Women's Cancer Challenge 2022 - the first of the once-regular events for three years - are saying thank to everyone who took part in the 16th Womens Cancer Challenge yesterday (Saturday May 21).

Several hundred people turned out at the start of the event, taking place as traditional at the heart of what everyone called Lews Castle College but which is now renamed as UHI Outer Hebrides.

There was some light rain for part of the event…but that was ideal for those runners and walkers finding the exercise unaccustomed. 

Over 15 years of successful events, Stornoway’s Women’s Cancer Challenge raised more than £130,000 for the Lewis branch of Cancer Research UK and, in November last year, organisers Tony and Kirsty Wade were presented with the Flame of Hope award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of the event’s success.

They say the event had "the feel of a really memorable day - it was great to see so many familiar faces after the strange few years we have all been through!

"Thanks to everyone who took part on the mainland, too.

"The event couldn’t happen without all the volunteers who give up their time and we would like to thank them all very much for their help.

"Thanks to Tesco for the goodies at the finish line and an anonymous donor who very kindly supplied all the bottled water; a big thank you also to UHI for the very generous use of their facilities, which makes a huge difference to the event.

"All the funds from the Womens Cancer Challenge support the amazing Lewis branch of Cancer Research UK, so thank you once again from everyone involved in today’s event. See you next year!"