Race for Life raises £1,500 to fight cancer

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Students at an Alfreton school put on their running shoes to raise money for a national cancer charity.

On Tuesday June 9, an ideal set of running conditions heralded Alfreton Grange Arts College’s first ever Race for Life in support of Cancer Research.

Girls from Year Seven to Year Ten lined up, with 
support messages to cancer victims pinned to their backs, as they waited to set off on their five kilometre run.

Running in pink t-shirts and tutus, the girls all 
completed the race.

The first runner home was Year Nine student Caitlin Emerson, closely followed by Year Seven 
students Evie Washington and Lucy Boulding.

Headteacher Graeme Smith said: “Early indications suggest that the girls have raised in excess of £1,500 and I am immensely proud of each and every one of them.

“I’d like to thank Miss Speed for organising the event and all the other 
members of staff that supported.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.

For more information log-on to http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/