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

PUBLISHED: 09:18 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 16 June 2017

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


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.

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