Carnival atmosphere as cash is raised to beat cancer!

6th July 18

WGS Race at Your Place raises £3165 for Cancer Research UK

Wisbech Grammar School held its 6th annual “Race at Your Place” event in the sunshine on 4 July. The race follows the same lines as the “Race for Life” events with all profits going to Cancer Research UK. Altogether the School raised £3165, which is our highest ever raised for this event.

Pupils, parents, staff, past pupils and members of the local community took part in the 5k run/walk around the beautiful grounds of Wisbech Grammar School. The winner was a parent, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, in a time of 21min 24 sec, followed by 5th Form pupil Kye McKewan in 22min 14.  3rd place went to member of staff, Freddie Whatling, in 22min 30 sec.

There was also a 1-mile race for Magdalene House pupils which was won by Jemima Mitchell in 7min 21 sec, followed by Max Buschman in 7 min 28sec and 3rd place went to Finlay Neeve in 7 min 45 sec.

In total there were 226 participants in the two races. The Friends of Wisbech Grammar School organised a tombola, Pimms tent, strawberries and cream and ice-cream all of which raised additional money for Cancer Research UK. 6th form pupils also offered face painting to the younger pupils.  All in all, a wonderful day of sun, fun, laughter and fundraising.  Well done to everyone who took part.

The School would like to thank Tesco’s and Prontaprint for sponsoring the event.