More than 100 take part in run for Cancer Research

By Thomas Parkes | Bilston | Education | Published:

Students and staff at a school in Wolverhampton have taken part in a run to raise more than £1,200 for charity.

Staff and students take part in a 5k run to raise money for Cancer Research

More than 100 people from Ormiston SWB Academy in Bilston took on the 5k event for Cancer Research.

Staff and pupils across the whole school wore pink for the charity and helped to raise the sum.

Principal Rod Hughes, vice-principal Bridget Ball, and 16-year-old Connor Bishop

Adam Quiney, head of Year 8 at the Dudley Street school, said: "It was great – especially the participation and the atmosphere.

"It's amazing and we were in a really good mood.

"There was music playing and we were all buzzing to get going.

"I don't think it could have gone any better."

Sixteen-year-old Connor Bishop, 12-year-old Noah Bailey-Maloney, principal Rod Hughes, vice-principal Bridget Ball, and 11-year-old Brooke Cawood


The top two finishers in the race each received a prize, with Year 7 to Sixth Form students getting stuck in.

The final amount raised is still being counted, but the 28-year-old believes it will be around the £1,200 mark.

The event took around four weeks to organise, with Mr Quiney now hoping the run will inspire more events to help keep people fit.

He said: "That's what we're looking to do and it's the first time we've done something like this – and we're looking to do one each term.

"We want to get staff and students into a healthy lifestyle.

"We're extremely delighted – some students raised £200 themselves as well."

Thomas Parkes

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