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Alex Newman runs the Race for Life

Alex Newman, Client Manager from Rothman’s Portsmouth North office, ran the cancer charity 5K Race for Life at Southsea this summer. Alex, who raised over £200 for the charity, including donations and sponsorship from her team at Rothmans, said she had always wanted to take part in this event, but had been prevented before because of studying for her ACCA accounting exams. It was the death of her grandmother from cancer that spurred Alex on to train and participate, coupled with a desire to help those who have to face cancer now and in the future.

‘It was an amazing atmosphere and very emotional. Everyone had pictures and messages of family members and friends who have been taken from us through cancer pinned on their backs. I ran the race in 40 minutes and I’ll definitely be doing it again next year!’