Year 9 Run for Teenage Cancer Trust
The Second Half of Year 9 Who Took Part in a Sponsored Run in Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust
All students in Year 9 took part in one of two sponsored runs in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on Wednesday.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ TCT are the only charity dedicated to making this happen. Just one example of what the charity provides can be found on our own doorstep at Alder Hey hospital. The Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Alder Hey Children’s Park in Liverpool is for 13-19 year olds and has 4 in-patient beds as well 2 day case bays. All bedrooms are equipped with soft furnishings, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities, and there is dedicated Teenage Cancer Trust Wifi with laptops provided.
We all no doubt know someone who has been affected by the big “C” and, along with many people from across the country, we want to stand up to cancer and support those who are doing all they can to find a cure. Year 9 did that with great enthusiasm, and Emma Cross from the charity was there on the day to encourage the students and thank them and their families and friends for their support.
So far we have collected over £500 in sponsor money and we are hoping there is still more to come!
Congratulations to all who took part and thank you once again to everyone who supported our students in this event.