Oulder Hill pupils join the fight against cancer

Date published: 17 July 2015

Oulder Hill Community School hosted a special event on the school’s playing fields on Thursday 9 July as part of Race for Life’s Schools programme.

Around 250 youngsters, from Year 7, joined forces to take on cancer and walk, jog or run in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Cathryn Garcka, Progress Director for Year 7 at Oulder Hill, said: “Race for Life is a great addition to the school timetable. Staff and students had a great afternoon and collected an overwhelming amount of money for a worthy cause. The students all joined in enthusiastically and tried their best.”

“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 Year 7s raised over £2000.00”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help fund vital research. Schools across the UK are being invited to hold their own Race for Life events in aid of the charity.

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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