Pupils raise £1097 in aid of Cancer Research UK by “Walking all over Cancer”

5th February 18

Pupils from Wisbech Grammar School walked 1 mile on Friday 2 February in support of World Cancer Day on 4 February 2018. Pupils from the reception class through to 6th Form joined with members of staff to raise money for this worthy cause. The School combined this walk with a non-uniform day to maximise the fundraising opportunity. 

Prior to the event, pupils attended a special assembly to understand just how important their contribution would be and the difference their fundraising efforts such as this makes to Cancer Research UK.

Sue Simmons, North Cambridgeshire Fundraisers for Cancer Research UK, said

This is a fantastic achievement from the school; it’s wonderful to see the whole school joining together as one community to support this event.

Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today, half will survive.  Their ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years. Their new strategy will give them the foundations they need to tackle the challenges ahead.

All money raised from the WGS  I mile walk on Friday 2 January will go directly to the Cancer Research Institute in Cambridge, keeping the funds in the local area.

 

Sue Simmons

 

 

Wisbech Grammar School
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6th Form Taster Day, Friday 25 January 2019

Super Science Morning for children in Year 5, Saturday 2 February 2019 – 0930-1330

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