An event organised by Barnsley College saw 500 pupils from Barnsley-based primary schools take to the race track to raise over £1,000 for Race for Life, Cancer Research UK.

The event took place at Dorothy Hyman Stadium in Cudworth where students and staff from Barnsley College were joined by pupils from Kexborough Primary School, Meadstead Primary Academy, St. Helen's Primary Academy, Laithes Primary School, Churchfield Primary School and Birkwood Primary School.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Over the past 20 years, more than eight million people have taken part in the Race for Life, raising over £547million to fund the charity’s life-saving work.

Amy Daniels, Hair and Beauty Course Leader at Barnsley College and Race for Life runner, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the whole team at Barnsley College who organised this event and well done everyone who worked so hard to make it a success. The money we have raised will help Cancer Research UK make a real difference.”

Amanda Sowerby, Barnsley College Sports Maker and event organiser, added: “The Race for Life event was a great success and I am proud of what we have all achieved. The fact the money we raised will go to helping Cancer Research UK fight cancer makes everyone feel proud.”

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