Harpenden’s Grove Junior School Race for Life raises record amount

Pupils of Grove Junior school taking part in the Race for Life

Pupils of Grove Junior school taking part in the Race for Life - Credit: Archant

After competing in their very first Race for Life, pupils from The Grove Junior School in Harpenden have raised a record amount of money for Cancer Research UK.

The primary school organised not just one, but two Race for Life events on June 6 and 8. Clad in pink and fancy dress, both staff and students participated in the run on the Friday before staff members took to the Stanborough race the following Sunday, raising £900 in the process.

It was a particularly personal affair for Grove Junior, which had decided to raise the money in recognition of a member of staff currently undergoing treatment for cancer. So far, the school has exceeded their target of £2,000 with a current total of £4,734 for Cancer Research UK.

PE co-ordinator John Ferguson said: “The whole afternoon was inspirational and I felt exceptionally proud of all the children and staff as they ran together in the fight against cancer.”

To sponsor the Grove Junior School visit www.justgiving.com/johnferguson431

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