Bilton pupils join Race for Life to help cancer research


May 17, 2021
Some of the pupils who took part in the big fundraising event.

Sixty pupils at Woodfield Community Primary School ran sponsored laps of their playground on Friday to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The pupils aged three to 11 joined schools and individuals around the country in the Race for Life, which raises millions of pounds every year for cancer research.

One pupil has raised more than £250 on their own and the school is optimistic it will achieve a total of more than £1,000.

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Different classes took it in turns to complete their laps, in order to comply with covid regulations.

Jo Marwood, head teacher at Woodfield school, said:

“We set a target of £250 for the school to raise and we know we have already raised over double that with donations still coming in.”

“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.”

Sarah Pickersgill, head of events marketing at Cancer Research UK, said:

“The money raised by Woodfield school will help our scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, helping to save more lives. So, we thank all the pupils, parents and teachers for their vital support.”



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