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