Boys raise £1,500 for Cancer Research

Relay for Life team

Seven year six pupils raised over £1,500 for Cancer Research UK when they took part in the 24-hour Relay for Life at Stockport Rugby Club.

24-hour walk

Tommie Blashill, Tom McDonald, Chester Bowden, Callum Barton, Ibbi Chaudhry, Sulay Shaa and Max Crompton all took turns to walk in the rain, and were later joined by their parents for the night-time stretch – allowing the team to take a well-deserved rest!

As well as making money through sponsorships, the boys raised even more cash by running a beat-the-goalie competition throughout the afternoon – leaving them exhausted but proud.

“Doing something special”

Tommie told us that “the boys really enjoyed doing something special to raise money for this important cause”, and mum Gill said:

I am one very proud parent. Their enthusiasm never once slipped. They are all a credit to their parents and Stockport Grammar School.

Christmas fair stall

The £1,500 can be added to the £284 the boys raised for Cancer Research UK at December’s Christmas fair.

Cancer research fundraisers

Tommie and Callum gave up hours of their time to make jars of chocolate treats, which the pair and their friends sold at the fair to help raise such an impressive profit.

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