STUDLEY students joined forces with their teachers in the fight against cancer with a special event to raise money for the cause.
More than 200 youngsters, aged seven to 11-years-old from St Mary’s CE Academy, jogged, walked or ran 3K on Monday (July 18) as part of Race For Life’s school programme which raises funds for Cancer Research UK.
Elaine Davis, Head of PE at Studley St Mary’s CE Academy, said: “Race for Life has been a great addition to the school timetable. We have all had a fantastic time taking part whilst raising money for a seriously good cause. Most of us know someone who has been touched by cancer and we all have our special reasons for taking part and wanting to help more people survive.”
The school staff and pupils are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for the cause.
Rachel Carr, head of Race for Life, said: “Race for Life Schools is a fantastic way to have fun, get fit and save lives. Young people today are the generation who could see ground-breaking treatments and cures for cancer in their lifetime. They will be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. But first, we need them to be the fundraisers of today – and walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.”
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