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Libby Hughes raises hundreds for Cancer Research UK after completing Race for Life

Libby Hughes raises hundreds for Cancer Research UK after completing Race for Life

Libby Hughes after completing the Race for Life

A Rydal Penrhos pupil raised hundreds of pounds for a national Cancer charity at a special event last weekend.

Libby Hughes, a Year 9 pupil at the school, joined a hoard of other female fundraisers at the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, which was held in Rhyl on Sunday June 11.

The women-only event started and finished at the Events Arena situated on the town’s promenade, and the 14-year-old managed to raise a total of £700 for her efforts.

This is the latest in a long line of fundraising activities that Rydal Penrhos pupils take part in throughout the year, with the school also holding a number of charity events for regional, national and international causes.

Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s North Wales events manager, said: “The atmosphere on the day was electric – full of emotion, courage, tears and laughter – as more than 1,000 like-minded ladies came together to unite in the fight against cancer.

“Our participants play a crucial role in helping to turn discoveries made in the lab into better treatments for patients in North Wales and across the UK and we’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event on Sunday, hopefully raising an unbelievable £70,000.

“We’re now calling on everyone who took part in Race for Life in Rhyl to take the vital last step by returning their sponsorship, money so that our scientists, doctors and nurses can continue to make vital strides forward in research.”

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