Oban High pupils race to raise £4,000 for Cancer Research

Oban High School pupils hand over a cheque to the Oban branch of Cancer Research. 17_T02_OHSCheque01
Oban High School pupils hand over a cheque to the Oban branch of Cancer Research. 17_T02_OHSCheque01

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Oban High School pupils made their teachers proud after raising more than £4,200 for Cancer Research.

Senior pupils organised a Race for Life to raise money for the charity.

Glynis Dewar, chairwoman of the Oban branch of Cancer Research, said the money would be ‘hugely important’.

‘Most of the money raised in Scotland goes to the Beatson Research Centre, which a lot of people are grateful for, including a number of [us],’ she added.

Murray Hamilton, Oban High’s head of PE, said the Race for Life was organised by the sports coaching class as part of their certificate.

Each year the class has to plan and run four events – and one of those is usually for charity.

This year, they decided to raise the funds for Cancer Research, as many of the pupils knew someone who had been affected by the disease.

The pupils worked out that six laps of the school was five kilometres and organised the run to take place on November 15. However, they handed the cheque over to the Oban branch of Cancer Research last month.

Mr Hamilton said the pupils were ‘excellent’. He added: ‘They did really  well. I am really proud of them. They all bought into it and motivated lots of kids to do it.’