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