Students and staff at Wisbech college raise £565 for Cancer Research UK by taking part in Race for Life 5k
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Students and staff at the College of West Anglia’s Wisbech campus raised £565 for charity by taking part in a Race for Life 5k.
Foundation students and staff who raised the cash for Cancer Research UK had the option to walk or run the 5km route.
Each participant received a t-shirt and medal for taking part on the day.
Scott Leadley, who organised the event and is the college's sports programme manager, said: "The students have done exceptionally well, raising a large amount of money for Cancer Research UK and they thoroughly enjoyed taking part, too."
Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. Wikipedia
Its aim is to "help fund life-saving research through volunteering, fundraising or taking part in an event". The charity receives no government funding, so relies on people's generosity to support their work.