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
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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.
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