Northwood College Juniors raise over £3k for local cancer centre

Over 90 girls from Northwood College for Girls’ Junior School donned their trainers on a rainy day in October to participate in the Moor Park Junior Fun Run 2017.

The girls’ sterling efforts raised over £3,000 of vitally needed funds for the Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre (LJMC), based in Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood.

A Northwood College parent, Mrs Pindoria, had suggested that the school support the event and the girls were delighted to get involved, managing to raise more money than any other participating school!

To pay tribute to the girls’ magnificent efforts, two representatives (pictured above) from LJMC joined the Junior School assembly this week in November to thank the girls wholeheartedly and to explain that the money raised will make a significant difference to the Lynda Jackson patients.

This year celebrated the sixteenth anniversary of running to raise funds; since 2002, more than 19,000 pairs of feet have pounded the course and more than £600,000 has been raised to support people affected by cancer and to help meet the 40,000 requests that the Centre receives each year.

“I am so very proud of our girls,” commented Mrs Zara Hubble, Head of the Junior School.

“They work so hard to raise money for various charities via mufti days, cake sales and other creative fundraising initiatives. Their dedication reaps rewards as they have already raised over £5,000 since the start of this academic year in September. Well done girls, keep up the great work!”