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