Pupils Join the Fight Against Cancer

A Shelfield school added Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life to their timetable for the summer term.

St Francis Catholic Primary school hosted a special event around the school’s grounds on Thursday 22 June 2017 as part of Race for Life`s schools programme. They raised an amazing £2,600.00

Around 210 youngsters, aged from 3 to 11 years old joined forces with teachers and staff, to take on cancer and walked, jogged or ran 3k in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Miss Dawn Richards, head teacher at St Francis Primary School said ‘Race for Life was a great addition to our summer term’s events. The whole school supported the event and it was a real team effort and a great day for pupils and staff, all whilst raising money for an important cause. Sadly, most of us know someone who has been touched by cancer and we all had our special reasons for taking part and wanting to help more people survive.’

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.

By Helen Chandler,
St Francis Catholic Primary, Shelfield