A WORCESTER school raised more than £700 for two leading cancer charities through its ‘Race for Life’ event.
Nunnery Wood Primary School youngsters took part in the race on Wednesday, May 25 on the school’s playing fields, in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Little Princess Trust.
Supported by Suzy Roberts, Warndon Tesco’s Community Champion, Wolfie, the Worcester Wolves mascot and their parents, the children ran with their faces painted in Race for Life stripes and donned pink and blue clothes.
The school, which is aiming to raise £1,500 from the event, has so far secured £700 of funds through a JustGiving page, with a final figure from all the sponsorship forms still due.
Worcester Warriors will give away a group matchday tickets to the family who has raised the most sponsorship and Worcester Wolves will give the runners-up a signed shirt.
Sarah Munn, assistant headteacher at the school said: “We all worked as a fantastic team to make the day a brilliant success and help in the fight against cancer.
“As part of the event, a special assembly saw two Year 1 pupils cut their hair, which will enable wigs to be made for little girls who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
“The fantastically kind gesture raised an amazing £460 for the Little Princess Trust, with more money still coming in. Everyone was very proud of the girls.”
Visit www.cancerresearchuk.org or www.littleprincesses.org.uk for more information on the charities.