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  • Writer's pictureLaura Lyles

Gretton's Fundraising for Cancer Research

Our students and staff got up and out on Friday 24th September aiming to complete a 1-mile Sponsored Walk to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The challenging circuit took place around the village of Girton, students and staff walked a total of 156 miles between them, raising an impressive £910 for their efforts. This is a cause close to many hearts, having tragically lost a wonderful student, Andy, from Gretton and a beloved member of the school and local community, Sam Isaacson, this year from cancer. Students, staff and parents/carers naturally felt very passionate about contributing to this event.

The walk ended on a high with parents/carers being invited into the school, with some seeing the school inside for the first time due to Covid-19. They enjoyed a quintessentially British Cream Tea & a tour of the exciting new facilities across both sites.

Sasha Ambrose, PE Teacher and organiser of the event says:We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying the last of the summer sun. Students and staff made the most of the beautiful local countryside walking just over one mile each to raise money for Cancer Research. We had some students run and some completing more than one lap all for a good cause. We are immensely proud of the students and their great efforts.”

Beth Elkins, Headteacher, says: It was just so lovely to see the parents again after having to be so careful about visitors to the school over the past year; the cream tea on the Rectory lawn and the tours taking place on the Manor Farm site were both just lovely events. The students - as always - did us proud and to have also been able to raise over £900 for such an important charity was just the icing on the cake - or should that be cream on the scone?”

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