Written by on June 28, 2019

Pupils from Challney High School for Girls and Cancer Research have issued a call for the Luton community to join them at next week’s Race for Life.

The high-profile event, which supports the charity’s work in combatting all forms of cancer, will run on 7 July in Stockwood Park.

“We still have spaces and would love for people to join us at the Luton event,” Courtney Culverhouse, the local coordinator for the charity told Inspire FM.

“This is the first year that we have encouraged men to join the Race for Life and we’ve had a great response so far.”

She added: “This is an important cause and the donations go towards Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work. Cancer has touched the lives of so many people, and the money raised will help us beat cancer sooner.”

The school continues to support events of this kind, re-affirming their dedication to developing young leaders.

group photo of students from challney high school for girls inside caffeteria after their race building up for the race for life run on July 7thHeadteacher Joanna Mylles said: “Our students are very committed to achieving the highest academic standards and excelling in their studies, but they are also very concerned about the wider world around them and more importantly making a difference.

“At the school, we aim to develop ‘influential women of the future’, girls ready to make a significant contribution to the community around them.”

She added: “Each year, they raise over £15,000 for various charitable causes, more than any other school I have come across in my teaching career.”

The students at the school have already done a huge amount for charity this year, already raising impressive amounts, including for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital last October.

“Giving to others is an is an important part of our faith, and we are really proud of the school’s commitment to charitable initiatives such as Cancer Research,” said Fatima, Year 10.

Ikram, Year 10, added she was keen to be part of the upcoming event: She added: “I really hope to be involved on the day because it is an important community event.”

You can find out more information and register for Race for Life at

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