Daughters and mums Race For Life at TIGHS on Mother’s Day
TIGHS pupils spent an active Mother’s Day with their mums whilst also raising over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.
On Sunday 11 March our school staged its own Race For Life event for pupils and their families, and staff members too. Around 125 runners took part in the charity run, a 5km route around the school field which they could choose to run, jog or walk.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events that help to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. TIGHS supports Cancer Research UK every year, organising a springtime Race For Life event for pupils and their families.
TIGHS Assistant Principal Amina Modan said, “Our annual Race For Life event is an exciting and inspirational event in our school calendar, one our pupils and staff alike look forward to. It can be a very moving event too as so many of our school community have unfortunately been personally affected by cancer, with many choosing to run in memory of a loved one.
“The event on Mother’s Day was a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to bring their mums, sisters, aunties and even their grandmas into school for a day of fundraising and togetherness.
“All our pupils had the opportunity to get involved in fundraising to help in the fight against cancer, whether through taking part in the Race For Life itself, or helping to plan the event and act as marshals on the day. Other pupils ran charity stalls to help boost our fundraising total and add another element to the event.”
TIGHS raised a grand total of £1,129 through runners’ sponsorship, and charity stalls selling a variety of wares.
Year 13 pupil Umairah Malik completed TIGHS’ Race For Life. She said, “With the school having recently lost a former student to cancer and knowing many others affected, the Race for Life event was both empowering for students and members of the community. Lots of students came with their mums on Mother’s Day to make a difference. It helped that the weather was good too!”
Added By: Tauheedul Girls | Date Added: 15th Mar 2018 | Posted In: Latest News