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Woodkirk Academy pupils raise Christmas funds for cancer charities

Woodkirk Academy assistant headteacher Jane Turnbull is back in school after treatment for breast cancer.

Woodkirk Academy assistant headteacher Jane Turnbull is back in school after treatment for breast cancer.

With fancy dress and snowball throwing lots of fun was had at Woodkirk Academy at their second fundraising event of the year.

Students and staff raised a huge £780 for Yorkshire Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support, nominated by Assistant Head Jane Turnbull and Performing Arts Co-ordinator Kathryn Clarke, who have both recently returned to work after treatment for breast cancer.

Jane said: “Throughout my treatment I have been so grateful to all the research work that has gone on in the past to develop the chemotherapy drugs that I needed to kill my cancer and the drugs that I now take daily to reduce the risk of the cancer returning.

“My hope would be that in the near future a cure for cancer can be found so that other people do not have to go through the awful experience that I have had over the last 12 months.

“I am really pleased that staff and students have been able to raise money today to donate to such am important cause.”

Kathryn added: “Being diagnosed with breast cancer towards the end of my pregnancy was pretty traumatic as I wanted to enjoy my time with my new baby.

“The support I was given from my care nurse was fantastic. She liaised with my health visitor and mid wife so that I could just enjoy being a mum and was there to guide me through the different stages of my treatment.

“Knowing that the support was there for me and my family should we need it enabled me to remain positive. I’m very grateful for Woodkirk’s generosity recognising this worthwhile charity”

 

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