Our school is taking on a challenge of huge proportions...we plan to RUN THE WORLD!
Along with other wonderful members of our community we hope to run/walk the 6,777 km it would take to reach Disneyworld in Orlando.
"But why?!" We hear you call. Well, there is a very good reason - currently Children who are diagnosed with certain forms of cancerous tumours are sent to Orlando to receive life saving Proton Beam Therapy. So, what better way to support the research and funding of this kind of therapy in the UK than to clock up the miles sick children are forced to travel in order to receive the treatment they so desperately need.
We have invited all of the local community to join us in our fundraising from 8am - 8pm on Saturday 1st July at Preston Docks. Our base will be the control tower opposite the Marina Café - 2 laps of the docks are equal to approximately 5k so why not come down and join us. Staff will be on hand to log your miles and our progress from the sunny Preston Docks to Disney in Orlando, America. Help us to reach our goal, have fun and raise money at the same time.
The Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham conducts live saving research into cause, treatment and cures of cancerous brain tumours in children. This is currently one of the most underfunded strands of cancer research despite being one of the biggest killers. The charity was brought to our attention by one of our colleagues, whose five year old niece tragically passed away earlier this year, after battling an aggressive brain tumour from the age of 18months. When we heard of the huge physical challenge her husband was planning to overcome we knew we had to get involved. (To find out more see the link in 'other participants').
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