Rosewell Primary and Nursery School hosted a special event on the school’s playing fields on Wednesday 29 May as part of Cancer Research’s Race for Life schools programme.
Around 160 pupils, aged from three to 11-years-old, joined forces with parents, carers and teachers , to take on cancer and walk, jog, toddle or run in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.
Children dressed in pink, wore fairy wings and tutus and even Buzz Lightyear joined in too! Pupils in the school had been using the Daily Mile sessions to train for the event.
Head Teacher , Shona Richardson reflected , “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.”
Initially the school set a target of around £500 and set up a Just Giving page. Donations came flooding in and very soon the target wasn’t just met but was completely smashed ! In total a staggering £2770 was raised for Cancer Research.
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.”