Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Palmer’s students walk in aid of Pancreatic Cancer

A GROUP of Palmer’s College students recently organised a 10-mile charity walk and raised approximately £1102.62p for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The walk started and ended at the College and took almost five hours to complete by the 10 students and Chemistry Teacher Ben Holbrook, who also took part.

All the participants picked a charity of their choice and one was chosen at random. Pancreatic Cancer UK was put forward by Teacher Ben Holbrook, who’s Gran was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer four and half years ago following ill health. She fought hard against the cancer but sadly passed away in 2012.  The research undertaken into improving the success rates of treating Pancreatic Cancer, by various cancer charities most definitely helped her to live longer.

A-level student Natasha Smith and organiser of the fundraiser said: “I have always enjoyed fundraising and wanted to raise money for charity whilst at Palmer’s.  The walk itself was good fun and tiring but overall I’m really pleased with the amount we have raised.”

Principal, Mark Vinall said: “It’s wonderful to see our students raising money for such worthwhile causes. The students have excelled and I am delighted with the amount raised.”


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