School teachers take on relay for charity

Big-hearted teachers ran a relay from their school in Wakefield to London to raise money for a cancer charity.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 29th September 2016, 12:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:45 pm

The team, from Holy Trinity Primary School in Ossett, included deputy headteacher Jonathan Wood who also took part in the 48-hour challenge.

And their efforts in the gruelling Ossett2London race have now raised nearly £7,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mr Wood said: “our school family has been touched by cancer on a number of occasions in recent years so we felt compelled to do something to raise money for Macmillan.

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“We wanted to do something that would challenge us to the max.”

Other teachers who took part in the relay included Debbie Smales, Simon Hesketh, Katie McHale.

The school organised a series of fundraisers in the run up to the relay, which took place on September 23 and 24.

Fundraising events included bucket collections with a treadmill run at Trinity Walk shopping centre in Wakefield.

A spokeswoman for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “‘Jonathan, Debbie, Simon and Katie set themselves a really ambitious challenge and they put so much time and effort into the whole event.”

To support their fundraising visit and search ‘Ossett2London’.