Class 1 group photo race for life

Woodfield Community Primary School raises over £2000 for Cancer Research!

Last week we reported that Woodfield School hosted a special event on the school’s playing fields and playground on Friday 14 May as part of the Race for Life Schools programme.

Around 60 pupils, aged from 3 to 11-years-old, took part in the event to raise money for life-saving research. The event was held in line with official guidance for schools during the COVID-19 outbreak.

All sponsorship money has now been counted and we have surpassed our target of £250 – we have raised £2420.10p – nearly 10 times our original target.

Jo Marwood, head teacher at Woodfield School, said: “Race for Life is a great addition to the school events calendar. ‘We set a target of £250 for the school to raise and thought that would be an amazing achievement for our small school – so to see the total going up and up with each donation we were over the moon! We’d like to thank everyone, our students, our staff, our families and our local community who have cheered us on and donated to this fabulous cause!’

“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.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help fund vital research.