Dagenham pupils join Race for Life

PUBLISHED: 17:16 23 July 2013

Jo Richardson pupils taking part in Race For Life

Jo Richardson pupils taking part in Race For Life


Teens from Jo Richardon Community School took part in a huge Race for Life event on Friday.

Despite temperatures soaring in the high 20s, 96 pupils ran the 5km or 10km distance and raised more than £2,500 for Cancer Research UK.

Many dressed up in costumes including fairies, clowns and teddies while there were some unicyclists in tow.

Organiser Scarlet Hayward, 15, commented: “I am very proud to have organised this great event and to see so many young people who have been affected directly and indirectly by cancer is moving. Today we have made a difference.”

Another participant, 11-year-old Danielle Searle, said: “This is an amazing event that shows everyone that teenagers can make a difference and that we do care about others.”

Race for Life is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK, but the doors weren’t shut to the boys who also took part in the run.

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