AN URGENT appeal for volunteers for two Race For Life events in Sussex has been launched.

Cancer Research UK are attempting to recruit volunteers for their events in Brighton and Crawley.

Tilgate Park in Crawley is due to host the annual event on Saturday, September 18, while Brighton’s Stanmer Park will host on Sunday, September 19.

Money raised from the events will help scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Every year around 52,100 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South East, while one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime.

Volunteers are needed to manage the information tent, cheer participants around the course and keep medals and water stocks replenished.

The events will include 3K, 5K, 10K and Pretty Muddy races.

There is also the opportunity to be a ‘Mud Mixer’ volunteer, helping to get the consistency just right for participants to wade through.

Cancer Research UK Brighton event manager Kirsti Thompson said: “This year more than ever we need people to support the Race for Life.

“Volunteering at the Race for Life is fun, challenging and rewarding. No experience is needed. It’s a great way to connect with the community as people come together to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“Whatever time and skills people have to share - we’ve got the perfect role and there is training available on the day. We’re calling on people to get stuck in, cheer as loudly as they can and help motivate our inspirational participants all the way to the finish line.”

Everyone who signs up to help will receive a special t-shirt to wear.

Those interested in volunteering at either event are encouraged to sign up at