Kidderminster Students Raise Thousands for Race For Life

Kidderminster school students not only reached their fundraising target of £750, they smashed it raising a whopping £1,633 in a Race For Life event organised by a 13-year-old Tiany Milnes. Although originally setting a fundraising target of £750, which would have topped the £510 raised during a pyjama race held last year, Tiany and the school’s pupils went on to more than double what they had hoped for. A Year 8 pupil at Holy Trinity, Tiany was inspired to set up the charity event after her grandmother, Sue Chance, 71, of Worcester, survived two cancer battles. Tiany, said: "It was a really fun day and I am over the moon that we managed to raise as much as we did – and we still have even more donations coming in. All of my classmates had a really great time." The school also received a donation of 550 bottles of water from Morrisons supermarket – to match every student that took part – and now intend to make the race an annual event. Holy Trinity School Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright, said: "Pupils from as young as four and as old as 18 joined in the event and persevered despite the heat of the sun. "There was a wonderful atmosphere and great support from pupils and staff as they undertook a number of laps of the school field. “I would like to thank Tiany and her mother for organising the event and the donation of bottled water by Morrisons supermarket. The whole school came out in force to support the fight to eradicate this devastating disease and we hope to continue to do so in the years ahead." Tiany’s mother, stated: "I’m really proud of Tiany. She was very organised on the day and we had really good feedback."