Fizz, fun and fundraising: Ladies Who Brunch aim to raise hundreds of pounds in this Sunday’s Race for Life Liverpool
1 year ago
The focus is normally on fun and fizz for the Liverpool ‘Ladies Who Brunch’, but this Sunday they’re combining it with fitness and fundraising too.
The eight-strong family group, set up after lockdown, is taking part in the Race for Life 10K event in Sefton Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
And member Lisa Daley laughs: “You won’t be able to miss us.
“We’re wearing pink gym bottoms, white tops, pink feathery headbands that twinkle and light up and big crazy glasses with unicorns on.
“It’ll be great fun, but it means so much to us too.”
Lisa, 33, branch manager for Amore Social Care in Liverpool, says they’d set a target of around £400 for the popular charity event: “And we’ve already beaten that now, and anything above that is amazing… but it would be great to raise even more if we can.
“There are people within the group who have themselves been affected by cancer and, like so many other people, we have other friends and family who have been affected too.
“For me especially, I’m doing it for my nan, Betty Cameron, who has lung cancer. My relationship with my nan is amazing, she is like a second mum to me, and she is one of the strongest women I know.”
Ladies Who Brunch is a WhatsApp group set up just after lockdown by Lisa’s auntie, Yvonne Cameron, and includes Lisa’s mum, Joann Cameron, Yvonne, Debbie Clark, Hayley Murphy, Aisling Troy, Chloe Fogarty, and Abi Duthi.
Mum-of-two Lisa from Litherland says: “Through Covid when we couldn’t go out we lost contact with each other, and we weren’t doing anything.
“Yvonne created the group and set up a charity event to go to afterwards, and it started from there. I think Covid made us all realise how important family was, how important we were to each other, and how important community was too.
“We keep in touch now, we’re always in contact and we go out, we do brunch, and we have a laugh, we have fun – girl time!
“Hayley, Yvonne and Debbie have all done Race for Life before, but this time we decided it would be good to do it together.
“We have said we won’t compete – but we probably will to see who will be the fastest.
“Seriously, we are just going to go for it and do our best on the day, and support each other to make sure we all get round. And we’ve got one incentive to keep us going – and that’s the promise of a bottomless brunch once we’ve finished the course!”
Lisa, who’s mum to Nola, seven, and Bohdi, two, smiles: “We’ll have a few bubbles and some laughs because one of us will probably have fallen over, but we will celebrate what we have done and the money we have raised for a good cause.
“The Race for Life is a great event that gets people together for all the very best of reasons, and the more money raised and the more research that can be carried out means families like ours won’t have to go through the hurt and heartache that cancer causes.
“It’s lovely being part of it.”