TCA students join fight against cancer

Published on Monday 19th June 2017

Thomas Clarkson Academy is adding Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life to the calendar for the summer term. It is hosting a special event in the school’s grounds on Thursday 29 June 2017 as part of Race for Life’s schools programme.

Around 200 students, aged 11 to 18, will join forces with parents, teachers and governors, to take on cancer and walk, jog, run, hop, skip or jump 5km in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

Amy Anderson, PE teacher at Thomas Clarkson Academy, said: 'Race for Life is a great addition to the school calendar. We’re really looking forward to taking part and sharing training plans in tutor times and on the school website. The whole school is supporting the event so it will be a real team effort and a great evening for parents, pupils and staff, all while 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.'