Mums and daughters are being encouraged to fight cancer by entering the annual Race for Life.

The charity that runs the event is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to take part at Windsor Racecourse in Maidenhead Road on June 2 and 3 - and what better day to commit to it than on Mother's Day this Sunday.

They can choose the 10k, 5k, 'pretty muddy' or for the first time 'pretty muddy kids' races.

Many women have already committed to Race for Life with their mums while others will be participating to honour their mums' memory.

Tom Dawson, Cancer Research UK’s Windsor Event Manager, said: “We are urging mums and daughters in the Windsor area to make this Mother’s Day extra special by signing up to Race for Life.

“By signing up to Race for Life, women in the Windsor area can make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists and doctors find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

“Taking part in Race for Life is a special and unique experience - full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter. By joining like-minded ladies committed to the cause, women can unite against a disease that affects us all in some way. Whether they plan to pound the pavements or amble to the finish line, every step participants take will help to support crucial research.”

To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.