Race for Life poignant for some of the stu­dents at Matthew Arnold

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

PUPILS donned their pink fancy dress to take part in a Race for Life to raise vi­tal funds for Cancer Re­search.

The Matthew Arnold School staff and stu­dents came to­gether to take part in their very own fundrais­ing event.

Many of the school’s community have been af­fected by cancer, but it was the ex­pe­ri­ences of two stu­dents that proved to be the driv­ing force be­hind get­ting run­ning.

Ge­orgie Field’s mum was di­ag­nosed with breast cancer a few months ago and she is wit­ness­ing first-hand the treat­ment in­volved in fight­ing this dis­ease. Megan Lewry’s mother was re-di­ag­nosed with ter­mi­nal metastatic cancer in 2014 and, af­ter treat­ment over two years, sadly lost her battle on Fe­bru­ary 5 last year. it up and

More than 400 peo­ple took part in the race around the school field and got into the spirit by wear­ing some­thing pink, with many wear­ing amaz­ing fancy dress costumes.

A spokesman for the school said: “It was an ex­tremely suc­cess­ful event. So far over £4,500 has been raised and the tar­get of £5,000 looks in­creas­ingly pos­si­ble.”

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