June 2015: Helping hand by staff on Race for Life challenge

Mel's HH

STAFF showed willing to help raise money for Cancer Research UK by completing the Race for Life in Towneley Park, Burnley.

Deputy Headteacher Gill Smith, office administrator Angela Raw and Deputy Headteacher’s Personal Assistant Suzanne Ridgway undertook the challenge.

They formed part of a team called Mel’s Belles organised by Melanie Kay from Edenfield whose daughter Emily Nuttall starts at Haslingden High School in September.

Mrs Smith explained: “Melanie set herself the challenge of losing weight in January and decided to do the Race for Life.

Mel_Thomas“Both our daughters attend Pioneer 79 Swimming Club, and swim at Accrington Academy on a Sunday so while they were swimming, we would be running.

“There were 15 in the Mel’s Belles team who completed the Race for Life around Towneley Park and as a group we have already raised £1,800.”

Mrs Ridgway ran the woodland route in 30mins, Mrs Smith completed it in 34mins while Mrs Raw speed walked and finished the course in 45mins.

Mel is now going to be taught how to swim by Mrs Smith and how to cycle by Helen Waters, another mother whose child attends the swimming club, and then she wants to complete a triathlon.