Over 350 students and staff to take part in North Liverpool Academy’s Race for Life.
Following on from success in the Sefton Park 5K Race for Life in 2014 where the Academy team raised £1,300 for charity, the students and staff have been tasked with raising £10 each through sponsorship.
The race will take place on school grounds and is a 3K course – with both male and female staff and students taking part.
Megan Laywood, Sixth Former and organiser participated in last year’s successful 5K and noticed there were not many ways males could participate in these type of events, so came up with the idea of holding the event at the school. Supported by her PE teacher, Miss Kennedy, who thought it was a brilliant idea Megan brought the event together.
She said “I am very impressed and proud by the turn out of numbers of students that have signed up to participate in the event. I think it will be a great way for the students to end the half term and great way to encourage more students to participate in physical activity. I hope this event will motivate students and staff to participate in more race for life events in the future.”
Miss Kennedy adds “The interest we have had from students who want to sign up for the event is massive. The students at North Liverpool Academy are proving once again how special they are by all joining together and raising money for an unbelievable cause. Personally I would like to thank Megan Laywood who has brought this event to my attention and who has helped me massively in organising it. I can’t wait for it to happen!”
The support continues right to the top, with Vice Principal Ms Vernon commenting “North Liverpool Academy is a school at the heart of its local community and has raised a considerable amount of money for local charities. Many of our students know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer and this event give them the opportunity to part in a fun event and also raise money for this incredibly important charity. A significant milestone has been passed and now more than half of those diagnosed with cancer go on to make a full recovery. With fundraising events like this, research can take on and beat cancer. Please support our wonderful runners.”
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