Members of staff at St Mary’s Primary School have raised over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK after they took part in the March incentive ‘Walk All Over Cancer’.
In all twenty staff members, made up of teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors and office staff participated under the team name ‘We’ll Never Walk Alone’.
The idea to create the staff team came from teaching assistant Mrs. Vanessa Snelgrove, who worked tirelessly throughout the month ensuring the success of the team.
She established the team’s online sponsorship page, lead a lunchtime walking club and motivated and supported staff to achieve the daily goal of reaching 10,000 steps.
Speaking to HU17.net Mrs. Snelgrove said;
“I wanted to take part for personal reasons and mentioned it to colleagues in school who were very enthusiastic about joining me and raising money for such a fantastic charity.”
Laura Wallis, Acting Headteacher at St Mary’s Primary School expressed her gratitude for those who support their efforts, she said;
“I am so grateful to everyone who took part in the challenge and as a team, we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received.”
“We are proud that as a team we have raised £2360 for a cause that is very close to the hearts of many people within our school and would like to thank everyone who has made a donation.”
Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Yorkshire praised the school for their efforts, she said;
“We are incredibly grateful to Mrs Snelgrove and the fabulous team at St Mary’s for stepping up to this fundraising challenge and raising an amazing £2,360.”
“Taking part in Walk All Over Cancer is a great way for people to get together and support a great cause.”
“Every stride they’ve taken, and every pound they’ve raised, will help fund Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking research to find ways to save more lives.”