Melbourn Village College runners step up for Thriplow 5km race to raise cash for children’s brain tumour charity

Melbourn Village College runners completed the 5km race in Thriplow at the weekend. Picture: MVC

Melbourn Village College runners completed the 5km race in Thriplow at the weekend. Picture: MVC - Credit: Archant

Members of Melbourn Village College’s running club helped raise money for a children’s charity in Thriplow at the weekend.

Students ran alongside organiser and head of maths John Holder on Sunday 5km fun run for Tom’s trust, a charity which provides psychological support for children with brain tumors.

The charity has a Brainbrow service based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, which was created in 2013 through a charitable partnership at the hospital.

Brainbow supports all children 16 and under in the East of England who have been previously diagnosed with a brain tumour before October 2013 and those newly diagnosed. This unique service is the first of its kind within an NHS UK hospital.

All the Melbourn students finished the run – which is in its 6th year – and were commended for posting some “excellent” times despite the very hot conditions.

For more on the charity go to www.tomstrust.org.uk.

And for more on Melbourn Village College see www.melbournvc.org.


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