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Staff member Mrs Cashell takes part in Caernarfon Race for Life

Staff member Mrs Cashell takes part in Caernarfon Race for Life

A staff member at Rydal Penrhos added to her long list of fundraising efforts at a special event in the region last weekend.

Andrea Cashell, who is part of the learning support team at the school, joined hundreds of other participants in the Race for Life, which was held in Caernarfon on Sunday, May 20.

She was joined at the event by an ex-staff member in the form of Ffion Lloyd, which is held throughout the country to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Research UK - a cause which helps fund potentially lifesaving research into the disease.

Many competitors who took part did so in memory of family, friends and loved ones touched by cancer and wore stickers on the front of their clothes with the name of someone who had been affected by the disease.

The duo managed to complete the 5k course in fine style, with Andrea being cheered on throughout by husband and Deputy Head Tim Cashell.

This is the latest in a long line of charity runs that Mrs Cashell has taken part in Cancer Research UK events in the past and also completed the Chester Marathon alongside receptionist Sarah James during the current academic year.

A Cancer Research UK spokesman, said: “Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Support through events like Race for Life is what helps us continue our ground-breaking work to see more people surviving cancer.

“Cancer Research UK are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We receive no Government funding for our research; we rely on the funds that fantastic people from all parts of the country raise.”

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