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Norwich maths teacher and students raise £1,100 for cancer with fun run

PUBLISHED: 08:29 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:57 12 February 2018

Maths teacher Joel Lawrence and some of the Hewett Academy students who took part in a fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration Trust

Maths teacher Joel Lawrence and some of the Hewett Academy students who took part in a fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration Trust

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A Norwich maths teacher and his student have raised more than £1,000 to fight cancer.

The Hewett Academy fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration TrustThe Hewett Academy fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration Trust

Hundreds of students and staff at the Hewett Academy, in Norwich, braved the cold for a whole-school fun run around its playing fields earlier this month.

The sponsored jog saw them raise £1,100 for Cancer Research UK.

Maths teacher Joel Lawrence and Hewett Academy students take part in a fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration TrustMaths teacher Joel Lawrence and Hewett Academy students take part in a fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration Trust

Teacher Joel Lawrence organised the run in memory of his step-nan, who died from cancer when he was 13.

He said: “I was overwhelmed and amazed by the amount the students raised.

The Hewett Academy fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration TrustThe Hewett Academy fun run for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Inspiration Trust

“My nan was a really positive influence on me and my family, and I hope the money will help other people being affected by cancer and bring forward the day when we have a cure.”

Mr Lawrence hopes to hit his fundraising goal of £1,500 by running the Greater Manchester Marathon in April.

• To donate, visit fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/joels-giving-page-5 to make a donation to his fundraising page.

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