Staff members take part in Cancer Research UK Race for Life
22nd May 2017

A group of Rydal Penrhos staff members took part in a special event in aid of a nationwide Cancer charity.

Sarah James, Andrea Cashell and Ffion Lloyd were part of the 800-strong crowd that took part in the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, which was held on Friday, May 21.

Kirsti Thompson, the charity’s North Wales and Manchester Event Manager, said: “The atmosphere was amazing, we had 800 women here all getting ready and warmed up.

“We’re very grateful for the effort everyone has put into this.

“All the money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives. Every step we take together will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

Sarah and Andrea have now set their sights on the 26.2 mile MBNA Chester Marathon, which will take place this autumn.

They will be running to raise fund for Motor Neurone Disease, which is a charity close to the heart of Ms James, with father and former Principal Michael James passing away in 2009 as a result of the disease.

Mr James took up his position as Principal of the new Rydal Penrhos School in April 1999 and was given the responsibility to effect the merger of both Rydal and Penrhos College.

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