Dorchester School Standing Up To Cancer

Dorchester School Standing Up To Cancer

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 8:21am 9th October 2015.

Students and staff at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester are joining forces to Stand Up To Cancer this October to raise crucial cash for life-saving research.

Students and staff at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester are joining forces to Stand Up To Cancer this October to raise crucial cash for life-saving research.

The initiative is let by 6th Form students at The Thomas Hardye School

While Channel 4 are running an evening of special 'Stand Up To Cancer' programmes tonight, on Wednesday 20th October some students will be standing up for the entire day and be sponsored to raise funds for this vital research.  Students and staff will also be taking part in a range of fundraising activities including bake sales, and selling badges, all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

Year 11 also have Health talks on 13th October aimed at raising awareness of testicular cancer among boys, and cervical and breast cancer among girls.

A joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer aims to raise money to fund vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.  

By joining Stand Up To Cancer, students and teachers at The Thomas Hardye School will be uniting with doctors, nurses, scientists and celebrities to generate funds, raise awareness and bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

One in two people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lives. Stand Up To Cancer aims to raise money to accelerate groundbreaking research to help more people survive and ensure more families stay together.  

"We're so proud that our students will be joining an army of fundraisers across the UK in helping to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer. The whole school will be taking part in the fundraising activities so it will be a real team effort and we hope to raise as much money as possible for such an important cause.

"Most of us know someone who has been touched by cancer and we all have our special reasons for taking part."

Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer has already raised over £23.8million.

Stand Up To Cancer is supported by a host of celebrities including Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr. Christian Jessen.   

For more information and to get involved visit standuptocancer.org.uk