Students go the extra mile for Cancer Research
PUBLISHED: 09:23 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 12 February 2018
A Norwich maths teacher and his students have raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research.
Hundreds of students and staff at the Hewett Academy braved the cold for a sponsored jog around the school’s playing fields on Wednesday, February 7.
Teacher, Joel Lawrence organised the run in memory of his step-nan who passed away 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.”
The school raised £1,100 for the charity. Mr Lawrence hopes to hit his fundraising goal of £1,500 by running the Greater Manchester Marathon in April.
To find out more information and to donate, visit the fundraising page.