Schools are urged to take part in annual Race for Life

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SCHOOLS are being urged to enter the Race for Life.

Cancer Research UK is encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to sign up to the fundraising challenge in June or volunteer on the day.

The charity is also encouraging schools to teach pupils about the Race for Life and the message behind it.

Suzi Dent, a spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK, said: ‘There are lots of reasons for schools to get involved – from nurturing team spirit to getting involved in the local community to just having fun. Individuals may also want to take part in memory or celebration of teachers, classmates or loved ones whose lives have been touched by cancer.

‘Whatever their motivation, they’ll be doing something extraordinary – raising money to fund research which saves lives.’

Schools are also being invited to enter the Be a Star competition to make a song and dance about Race for Life to feature on stage on the day.

And schools that enter the race will have a chance to win Tesco’s School club vouchers, worth up to £1,000 each.

For more information about taking part in the fundraiser which takes place on June 24, visit or call 0871 641 1111.