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Video: Grantham pupils race for life to raise money for cancer charity

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  • by Graham Newton
 

Students and staff at West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s have raised money for a cancer charity by holding their own Race for Life event at the school.

Hundreds of pupils and teachers took part in today’s event by running five times around their sports field to support Cancer Research UK. Many got into the spirit of the occasion by wearing pink.

Gillian Brady, PSHE coordinator who organised the event, said that earlier today £600 had been raised with more to come. She said: “The kids have really done well. They will all get a medal at the end of it.”

As the rain came down, Principal Louise Bennett said: “We are not daunted by the weather. It’s a really great event for a very good cause.”

Year 10 pupil Louis Doughty was first over the finish line this morning. First girl over the line was Abbie Smith. More students were ready to run this afternoon.

 

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