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Race for Life 2017

On Friday 30 June, the West Grantham Academy St Hugh's hosted its biggest ever Race for Life.

Young people from St Hugh's and St John's joined forces with parents, teachers and governors to take on cancer.  Whether walking, jogging or running the Cancer Research Race for Life, everyone did themselves proud and were rewarded with medals at the end of the 5 km.

“Sadly, most of us know someone who has been touched by cancer,” said PSHE Co-ordinator Gillian Brady.  “We all have our special reasons for taking part and helping more people survive.  The Race for Life is a fantastic way to have fun, get fit and help to save lives."

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

To date, the St Hugh's Race for Life has raised over £1700.  If you wish to donate, details can be found at:

For more information visit: or call 0300 123 0770.



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