Thousands of pounds raised at Sir John Leman High School for cancer research

OVER 500 staff and students from Beccles put on their running shoes and fancy dress to raise thousands of pounds for cancer research.

Sir John Leman High School organised a 'Leman 4 Life' event, the school's version of Cancer Research UK's famous 'Race for Life'.

Helen Horn, food technology teacher at the school, organised the event and said: 'I know of so many people that have been affected by this awful disease and wanted to do something to help.

'I have been stunned by the positive response from so many students.'

The group walked or ran 5km around the school's field, including headteacher Jeremy Rowe, who donned a red, frilly tutu for the occasion.

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He said: 'It was magical. It was the first time we've done something like that. I think it's the best things we've done at the school and I really admire everyone, especially the students, for doing it.'

The Bungay Black Dog running club were also on hand to assist with the day.

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Mr Rowe added: 'We achieved this as a school community and it was a joyous day. I would like to thank Mrs Horn, the running club and all the staff who helped out to make this day happened.'

Paul Fleet, area manager for Cancer Research UK said: 'It's wonderful to see that young people want to raise vital money for cancer research and also take part in this type of event. I would like to thank Helen and everyone involved in putting on 'Leman 4 Life'.

'Cancer Research UK relies on the generosity and hard work of individuals like Helen.'

The took place yesterday.

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