Race for Life returns to Cundall

11th January 2018

Nearly two hundred North Yorkshire School pupils completed a charitable dash for cash in aid of Cancer Research.

Cundall Manor School held the Race for Life on Wednesday 10 January, with pupils as young as FOUR and as old as 13 taking part in the race.

The pupils braved the cold and damp conditions to take on cancer and walk, jog or run in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

To help the pupils prepare, teachers have been using specially created resources by the charity which includes everything needed to stage the event as well as top fundraising tips.

Louise Bessey, Head of Girls’ Games at Cundall Manor School, said: “This is the second year we have run the Race for Life and it is great to see how the event has developed.

“Last year we raised over six thousand pound for the charity and we hope to beat that target this year. The whole school community is supporting the event so it will be a real team effort, all whilst raising money for a wonderful cause.”

“Most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer and we all have our special reasons for taking part and wanting to help more people survive.”
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is an inspiring series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help fund vital research.

Rachel Carr, head of Race for Life, said: “This 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.”

For more information on the Race for Life at Cundall Manor School and to see more photos from the event visit the school Facebook page.