Hitchin and Stevenage runners raise £10,000 for Roko Cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 06:56 19 July 2018

The Hitchin and Stevenage fundraisers who raised more than £10,000 for Roko Cancer by completing the British 10K 2018. Picture: Gurdeep Singh

The Hitchin and Stevenage fundraisers who raised more than £10,000 for Roko Cancer by completing the British 10K 2018. Picture: Gurdeep Singh

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A team of running fundraisers from Hitchin and Stevenage have raised £10,000 to help fight cancer in India.

The volunteers – led by Hitchin’s Gurbir Singh ‘Arnie’ Parmar, Gurdeep Singh, Rachpal Singh Bajwa, Narinder Kaur Minhas and Ashdeep Singh Minhas – ran the British 10k in London on Sunday to support charity Roko Cancer.

“Roko means stop, and cancer is universally perceived as the most rapacious killer of human existence,” Gurdeep told the Comet. “Roko Cancer, therefore, in vernacular means Stop Cancer.

“We are really pleased with the volunteer work Arnie is doing for our charity.

“He is lead in this area and has been very successful in collecting money and informing the community of our work in India.

“Running Parmar Food and Wine in Hitchin, he has been a great asset to our team, as well as other charity work that he does.”

Roko Cancer holds about 100 camps a year in rural aras of the Punjab to spread awareness and early detection of breast cancer, with sponsorship from supporters in the UK.

To find out more about the charity, see rokocancer.org.

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