Teacher is remembered at a charity event at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech
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Tributes were paid to a teacher who died of cancer with a charity run at a Wisbech school.
Staff at Thomas Clarkson Academy planted a tree in memory of their popular colleague as part of the school’s Race for Life.
Nicki Cobbin worked at the setting for 25 years before she lost her battle with cancer in July last year.
During a poignant ceremony, a tree was planted in the school grounds with a plaque to honour Nicki’s contribution to the lives of young people in the community.
Teacher James Hooper said: “More than 100 people turned out from the community to take part in the race. Last year it raised more than £4,000 for cancer charity and we hope to top that this year.
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”It was a lovely evening event with a good atmosphere.”
The event was organised by PE teacher Amy Anderson.
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Year 9 student Jamie Kirk crossed the finish line first for the second year running.
The event tied in with National School Sports week.