Cancer Research recently received a boost when they received more than £3,000 in donations from a charity race that was organised by students from a Rayleigh school. There were around 150 students from years 3,4,5 and 6 at Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary who participated in the mini Race for Life which was held at the schools own field. £3,400 was raised during the event, a major success, and there are more donations being awaited from sponsors that should push the numbers even higher.
The race involved the students aged 7 to 10 running around the field three times covering a total of 2km. The event was held on Friday and the students’ teachers and parents were also there to cheer them on and encourage them as they raced under the bright sun. Nikki Donno, who organised the event said that the event went beyond their expectations. She mentioned that they had several teachers and parents who had been affected by cancer themselves and they felt it was important to create more awareness of the disease among the children.
In the recent years, Our Lady of Ransom has been quite successful in a number of sports. They won the Catholic Schools District swimming and sports in 2016. This was the first time in 27 years that the school had clinched the trophy. The students at the school at this moment are hoping that they’ll be able to do even more for charity by raising more money.