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Pictures of everyone being brilliant for Ben Ashworth

Posted on - 9th December, 2017 - 5:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Runners showing off their bum pants
Runners showing off their bum pants

TV personality Matthew Wright and BBC Radio Lancashire presenters joined a Christmas charity run in Preston.

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Runners braved sleet and light snow to raise money for Beating Bowel Cancer in honour of Ben Ashworth who died in July after a battle with cancer.

Many runners donned fancy dress and inflatable bum cheeks for the Cheeky Santa Dash around Preston’s Avenham and Miller Parks.

Ben Ashworth died after a five year battle with bowel cancer.

Read more: Memorial service in honour of Ben Ashworth

He regularly trained for his marathon runs on the Guild Wheel which runs through the park – and a section of the route is due to be named in his honour.

Louise Ashworth with Mayor of Preston councillor Brian Rollo
Louise Ashworth with Mayor of Preston councillor Brian Rollo

The event was organised by Ben’s widow Louise and the event was supported on Saturday (9 December) by her family and hundreds of runners.

TV personality Matthew Wright joined the runners

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