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Sea of pink to support cancer charity

Boston High School Race For Life warm up

Boston High School Race For Life warm up

More than 500 fundraisers put their best feet forward to help beat cancer.

Staff, students and governors from Boston High School donned fancy dress and formed a sea of pink to walk, jog, run or dance in their own Race for Life.

Before they set off they took part in an energetic warm-up led by RAF instructors and cooled off at the finish line with buckets of ice cold water.

The school’s race was put together when deputy head of school Wendy Costin-Morris started looking for an existing event in the town.

She said: “When I couldn’t find one in Boston I saw that we could run it as a school. It was an amazing event and quite moving. Everybody dressed up and was racing for someone who has been affected by cancer. We had music, penalty shoot-outs, a raffle and a Beat the Teacher contest.”

Participants could choose from a 1K, 3K or 5K route around the school’s site. The race itself was organised and overseen on the day by the school’s sixth formers, led by students Callie Potter and Morgan Dodd.

Mrs Costin-Morris added: “I can’t praise the sixth formers enough.

“They mapped out the routes, manned the marquee, brought safety pins for the race numbers and made sure everything ran smoothly.”

At the time of press the school had raised just over £4,300 from the event.To donate visit www.justgiving.com/wendy-costin-morris.

 

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