Race for Life plan at Holgate School

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Staff and students at a Hucknall school are getting on their running shoes to host a Race For Life event, to celebrate a staff-member’s successful fight against Cancer.

The Holgate School, in Hillcrest Drive, Hucknall, will be holding the run from 3.45pm on Thursday, 20th June.

Members of the local community are invited to take part in the event, which will also include stalls and a bouncy castle, as well as the five kilometre run.

The event is also using last year’s London Olympics as inspiration, and staff hope it will encourage residents to come out and get fit and healthy.

Headteacher Wayne Barsby said: “We want to promote this as a tribute to Sandie Rawdin, a member of staff who successfuly fought her own battle with Cancer, as well as the other inspiring figures, locally and nationally, who are at least as heroic as our Olympians and Paralympians of London 2012.

“Our race will remember those who have lost battles – those who will always live on in our hearts and our memories.”

Launched in 1994, Race for Life was initially conceived as a way of raising awareness of women’s cancer issues.

The first Race for Life took place in Battersea Park with 680 participants participated, and raised £36,000 for Cancer Research UK.

It has subsequently grown to become one of the UK’s largest fundraising events, with hundreds of runs taking place across the country, involving thousands of runners raising millions of pounds for charity.

For more details, contact the school on 0115 9632104.