Norwich women lend voices to cancer charity record

Shaun LowthorpeStudent Lydia O'Hagan and supply teacher Kerry English were among the girls who just wanted to have fun yesterday by taking part in a special charity recording in Norwich.Shaun Lowthorpe

Student Lydia O'Hagan and supply teacher Kerry English were among the girls who just wanted to have fun yesterday by taking part in a special charity recording in Norwich.

The pair, both from Norwich were involved in a special recording at Chapelfield shopping centre as part of charity Cancer Research UK's remake of Cyndi Lauper's classic Girls Just Wanna Fun.

Female stars including DJ and singer Sonique, soap star Kym Marsh, and GMTV's Penny Smith are among those taking part in a nationwide recording of the single which is due to be released in late April to mark the start of the Cancer Research UK's Race for Life series - the country's largest women-only fundraising event.

But the charity was keen to get recordings of as many different women as possible to sing along to the chorus.


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Emily Bannon, Cancer Research UK event manager said they had been pleased with the response of Norwich women willing to lend their voices to the recording.

'We have had all ages taking from 17 to 60 years old,' she said. 'It's been a quicker take-up than in other areas where we have done this.'

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The Race for Life in Norwich will be held at the Norfolk Showground over the weekend of Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2.

To sign up call 0871 641 1111 or log on to www.raceforlife.org.

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