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Renault Backs Shine to 'Walk All Over Cancer'

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LONDON – Oct 3, 2013: Renault UK proudly helped thousands of people ‘walk all over cancer’ by once again supporting Cancer Research UK’s Shine event in London at the weekend.

It is the second year on the spin that Renault has sponsored the charity’s night-time walking marathon, which is all about lighting up the English capital’s sky, wearing bright clothes and accessories and coming together to raise funds for translational research.

A fleet of both luxury and purely practical vehicles, including Grand Scenics, Trafic vans and four minibuses, buzzed along the 26-mile course, which started and finished at Battersea Power Station, throughout the night on Saturday.

The Renault vehicles were used to transport the army of volunteers around the entire city route, check on the welfare of the glow stick-wielding walkers who come from across the country to take part, and collect anybody forced to drop-out.

Gemma Davies, Marketing and Partnership Manager for Cancer Research UK, said: “Renault well and truly stepped up to the mark by supporting Shine this year. We’ve had a bumper year and over 16,000 people signed up to ‘walk all over cancer’ – our strap line for 2013.

“Renault’s continued support allowed us to make sure that our volunteers were safely driven out onto the course and returned back safely after their long nightshifts. We want to thank them so much for everything that they have done for us and we look forward to working with them again in 2014.”

Money raised from the event, which takes in iconic sights the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral, helps support Cancer Research UK and fund new treatments for patients.

Peter Horton, Renault UK Area Manager, said: “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile and challenging event. Money raised will benefit the efforts of Cancer Research UK and, crucially, have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer.

“We are proud to help out where we can at Shine 2013 and play a small part in helping the fantastic charity take a step closer to beating cancer once and for all.”