Staff Triathlon Raises over £5000 for Teenage Cancer Trust
On Friday 12 July, Hellesdon High School held its annual staff triathlon to help raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Over 35 members of staff signed up for the 500m swim, 15km cycle and 3K run, which made for the most competitive staff triathlon to date. It was a hugely successful event and the school would like to thank everyone who took part – be it by running, cycling, swimming, supporting and/or donating.
The first staff triathlon took place back in 2013, to support Year 9 student Emily Hinde, who was undergoing treatment for cancer at the time. Despite making a recovery, Emily very sadly lost her battle in 2018. So this year, the trophy was renamed ‘The Emily Hinde Memorial Trophy’ and the school was very grateful to have it presented to the winners by Emily’s mother and sister.
Congratulations to the winners:
It is with immense pride that Hellesdon High School can say; it has now raised in excess of £5,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, since 2013. The school intends to continue adding to this figure, in Emily’s memory, for years to come.
The school is not far from reaching its £1,000 target for this year and is appealing to anyone willing to donate, to visit the Just Giving page which will be accessible until the end of July. If you would like to contribute (even if it’s just a pound) then please do so soon!
A special thanks from the school goes to Mr Life and Mr Cook for organising the triathlon each year and to all the volunteers behind the scenes.