Students and staff from Hills Road Sixth Form College took part in the 10th annual HR5 colour fun run on Wednesday afternoon! To date, this event has raised £81,600 for local charities!
This year Jez George, CEO of Cambridge United Football officially started the fun run along with former Hills Road student and Cambridge United Community Trust CEO Ben Szreter and Cambridge United football players Will Norris and Brad Halliday. Earlier in the week Cambridge United’s representatives had visited the Teenage Cancer Unit at Addenbrooke’s which is the beneficiary of the fundraising event.
500 participants could be seen running, walking, hopping and skipping the 5kilometre route along Hills Road, down Luard Road to the College’s sports ground where the participants could choose to be showered with colour! They then continued the fun run along Sedley Taylor Road, out on to Long Road, along Hobson’s Brook footpath, up Brooklands Avenue, back onto Hills Road.
In addition, staff and student cyclists left the College for a 45km cycle ride passing through the Shelfords, Newton, Fowlmere, Ickleton, Duxford and Whittlesford, returning to the College.
Ayden Duffy, PE teacher at Hills Road and one of the organisers said, “Hills Road students helped organise this year’s colour fun run as part of their Extended Project Qualification.”
“They had the opportunity to develop their public speaking, organisational, communication and publicity skills.”
“We are hoping to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.”
Participants were wearing t-shirts displaying this year’s HR5 logo, which was designed by Hills Road student Nayana Cheriyan 17.
Once again, ARM have sponsored this year’s event. Their generosity has enabled the College to purchase t-shirts, colour powder, protective sunglasses and ponchos for all participants.
There was also a ‘festival’ type atmosphere at the end of the fun run, back in the College’s quad, with live music and street food for everyone to enjoy!
Judith Anderson of Teenage Cancer Trust said, “Our thanks go to Owen Davies, Manager at Tesco Bar Hill for supplying refreshments for all participants, free of charge.”
“I’d also like to thank everyone at Hills Road Sixth Form College for their tremendous support in organising this event.”
“For every young person we reach there is another we can’t and with the support from Hills Road this will help us reach every young person with cancer.”
It’s not too late to make a donation for this worthy cause, please go to: justgiving.com/fundraising/HR5k2017
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