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Racing in Pink for dear life!

Published Monday 25th of June 2012 12:13:43 PM

Forty St Benedict�s ladies were pretty in pink on a scorching hot day in Hyde Park on Sunday 27th May. Walking, jogging or running the 5km Race for Life loop around the Serpentine was the order of the day, all in aid of Cancer Research UK. A total of 9,000 ladies took part in the event and the St Benedict�s team raised over �6,000.

There was no doubting the sense of sisterhood amongst the St Benedict�s team, which consisted of girls from both Junior and Senior Schools, female teaching and trust office staff, mums, aunties and sisters, of pupils past and present. Incredibly, family members from three generations of the MacConnol family took part, including Madeleine (Year 8), her Mum and two grandmothers! Year 9 pupil, Hannah Vaughan, achieved the best time, crossing the finish line in a mere 25 minutes.

Whilst the ladies pounded the pavement on the day, the good work to raise funds had started months in advance of the big day, with all members of the St Benedict�s School community playing their part. The team were sponsored by staff and family members and the coffers were boosted even further by some very generous contributions from school alumni. Both staff and pupils alike sampled the delicious goodies purchased at the cake sales organised by the office staff and many bought the beautiful heart shaped broaches specially designed by Miss Nicholau (Art Department) for the Race for Life event.

Organiser Yvonne Drought said: �We would like to thank all of the supporters who came to cheer us on the day, everyone who so generously contributed to our on-line fund raising page and also those who made cash donations. It�s fantastic that we have exceeded our �6,000 target.�
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