Marlborough Science Academy gives Macmillan Cancer Support a £3,000 funding boost

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 June 2013

Marlborough Science Academy students at Twickenham Stoop.

Marlborough Science Academy students at Twickenham Stoop.


PUPILS from the Marlborough Science Academy have helped a cancer charity benefit from a £3,511 funding boost.

Around 30 students joined forces with London Broncos rugby league team and their main club sponsors Selco Builders Warehouse for the fundraising efforts.

The youngsters formed a guard of honour at the Twickenham Stoop to welcome the Broncos and opponents Wigan Warriors onto the pitch prior to their Super League game, before taking part in the popular Buck and Dusty Selco Cement Mixture Challenge at half-time.

“It was a fantastic occasion for our pupils to be involved in and they thoroughly enjoyed helping with the fundraising activity,” said Chris Packard, head of physical education at the Marlborough Science Academy.

“We are thrilled to have played a part in raising an excellent amount of money.”

Selco and its employees are striving to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by the end of 2013 to help the charity to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

The company’s head of marketing, Helen Cooper, says the tie-in with the Broncos helped to raise awareness as well as important funds for Macmillan.

“We’re delighted with the amount raised and would like to thank the fans of London Broncos and Wigan Warriors for getting involved and supporting this very worthwhile charity,” Helen said.

“Not only were we able to raise more than £3,511 towards our target but we also made sure that the fans in attendance were aware of the valuable work Macmillan does up and down the country that simply wouldn’t be possible without fundraising efforts such as this.

“Monies were raised through ticket sales, with £1 from every ticket sold going to the charity, so a huge thank you to London Broncos for supporting our chosen charity.”

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