Pownall Green Primary Pupils join the fight against Cancer

21 May 2017

A Bramhall school is adding Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life to the timetable for the summer term.

Pownall Green Primary School is hosting a special event on the school’s playing fields on Friday 26th May as part of CRUK’s Race for Life’s schools programme.

All 420 pupils youngsters, aged from four to 11-years-old, will join forces with teachers and school staff, to take on cancer and walk, jog or run 2km in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

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Julie Kersh, head teacher at Pownall Green Primary School, said:

Race for Life is a great addition to the school timetable. We’re really looking forward to taking part. The whole school is supporting the event so it will be a real team effort and a great day for pupils and staff, we’re lucky to have Rhythm Fit dance teacher Rachel Bullen leading warm ups throughout the day, creating a great mass event atmosphere all whilst raising money for an important cause.

“Sadly, 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.”

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. They can choose a day that fits with the term calendar and pick a distance which suits the age and abilities of all pupils.

Emily Smith, Head of Events Marketing for Cancer Research UK, 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 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.”

About Race for Life Schools

  • Race for Life Schools enables schools to host their own Race for Life event on any date, over any distance, to raise money for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.
  • Race for Life Schools is free to enter and schools receive a free kit with everything they need to run the event, including medals and sponsorship forms for everyone taking part, finish line tape, posters to promote the event and fundraising tools.
  • In 2016, 3,200 schools across the UK took part in Race for Life Schools and together they raised nearly £1.3 million to help beat cancer sooner.

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