Kids Help Cancer Cause in Conwy
Pupils at Ysgol Awel y Mynydd in Llandudno Junction took part in their own version of a Race For Life for Cancer Research this week.
Helen Rees, teacher at the primary school organised for the entire Ysgol Awel y Mynydd, of just under 500 pupils, to take part in a full day of activities and fun, their own take on the nationally renowned Race For Life, on Tuesday 17 July 2018.
The appeal spread across social media via parents, in a bid to raise money for the charity which supports research into the cure for cancer. Donations came in from the family and friends who helped provide drinks for pupils on the day, with supermarket Tesco also donating fruit for the pupils to eat after the race.
The total raised by the school to date is £658 with Beech Developments donating £500 - £1 for each child at the school after seeing the passion and drive from Mrs Rees - to help this brilliant cause.
Matthew Gilmartin, Director of Beech Developments said: “Charities rely on the generosity of individuals like Helen who organise such events. After hearing about the appeal and seeing that the entire school was getting involved it was only right that we contributed to our local community who were raising funds for such a good cause. The pupils of Ysgol Awel y Mynydd should be extremely proud of themselves for participating. Well done to all!”
Cancer Research In Numbers
Cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years in the UK and is continuing to improve with vital research, however 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Let’s all contribute to the fight against cancer.