Best foot forward for Frenchay Primary

November 02 2018
Best foot forward for Frenchay Primary

YOUNGSTERS at Frenchay Primary School put their best foot forward when they took part in their first Race for Life fundraiser for Cancer Research.

They headed to Frenchay Common for the 2km race, which took them three times around a course marked out by the school's PTA and JustRun, an independent women's running club based in North Bristol. 

The Dings Crusaders Rugby Club, from Shaftesbury Park in Frenchay, came along to support the school and kindly handed out a selection of fresh fruit to the children when they had completed their event.  

The fundraising target of £250 was well and truly smashed, reaching more than £1,000, with donations still coming in. 

Liz Wakeman, chair of the PTA, said: "We really wanted something different for the children to take part in and a Race for Life was perfect, as it meant they could have fun and be active whilst also raising money for a very worthy cause.   

"We’re so proud of all of our children for taking part and supporting each other. We're also very grateful to The Dings, Just Run, Pride in Play, Progressive Sports and also our wonderful staff and parents for supporting us with this event."

To donate, visit the school's  page on the Cancer Research UK website at