Remembering loved ones in Race For Life
Staff and students at Cambridge Regional College are taking part in Race for Life 2019 with many remembering loved ones as they complete the challenge.
They are walking or running a one mile course at both the Cambridge and Huntingdon campus sites.
Many are participating in memory or celebration of a loved one, with special name signs, pinned to the back of their clothing.
Among those running in memory of loved ones were Gareth Davies, EHCP manager, running for his four grandparents.
Conor McLaughlin, 22, an animal care supported learning student, said: “I am running Race For Life in memory of my nan and my cousin’s boyfriend.”
Paula Spalding, College Chaplain, ran for her dad Brian and her friend Karen Bick who used to teach at CRC in the Foundation Learning department.
Neil Andrews, a sports and uniformed services lecturer, ran for his uncle, Steve Andrews.
Sarah Allen, Student Liaison and Enrichment Coordinator at Cambridge Regional College, said: “Race for Life is a great addition to the college timetable. We’re really looking forward to taking part in this exciting event.
“The whole college is supporting this so it will be a real team effort and a great day for students and staff, all whilst raising money for an important 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.”
Everybody taking part at CRC will receive a medal.
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.
Emily Smith, Head of Events Marketing for Cancer Research UK, said: “Race for Life Schools is a fantastic way to have fun, get fit and save lives. Young people today are the generation who could see ground-breaking treatments for cancer in their lifetime. They will be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. But first, we need them to be the fundraisers of today – and walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.”
To donate visit the CRC Just Giving Page