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School given award for annual Race for Life event

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | School events | Published:

A school has been handed an award for its annual Race for Life event which raised £7,000.

The Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Gareth Jones presents Stafford Borough Council's Community Award to Mary Walker, left and Tracy Owen from The Weston Road Academy

Weston Road Academy in Stafford was handed the Stafford Borough Council Community Award after almost 1,000 students, staff and parents took part in a 5k around the school.

The school holds the event every year and this year on July 12 it raised more than £7,000.

Laura James, leadership support officer at the school, said: "We won the award and were presented with a certificate and a trophy.

"Tracy Owen organises the Race for Life each year, it's an annual event that we do here at the school.

"All the students, staff and parents come in and do the Race for Life around the grounds.

"We had a JustGiving page and pupils raised money through sponsorship.

"All the children were invited to take part, almost 1,000.

"We are very proud to have won the award, it's quite an achievement for the pupils to be part of something so big and it is a charity which is close to our hearts.

"The pupils and staff are extremely proud to have raised such a massive amount of money.

"We're hoping to raise even more next year and get members of the community involved too."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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