Murphy Mile

Dear Parent/Guardian

This July the staff and students of Cardinal Hume will be undertaking a number of fun activities to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This is a charity close to the heart of our school community as, two years ago, one of our colleagues, Mrs Murphy, tragically lost her battle with a brain tumour.


The main events that week will be:

 Tuesday 3rd July: Break time cake sale – all cakes made by staff!

 Wednesday 4th July: Our very own Race for life “Murphy Mile”. This is a participation event for ALL students but will this year include our first ever competitive race that students may sign up for.

There will be no charge for participation in the “Murphy Mile” but donation buckets will be available. As an official, registered Race for Life, all participants will receive a medal upon completion of the race and will be given a chance to dedicate their participation in the race to someone they know if they wish. On Wednesday 4th July, all students must come into school wearing their school PE kit and trainers.

We ask for your support in making the “Murphy Mile” Race for Life, and other activities, successful in raising awareness and money for the work of those seeking a cure for cancer. You can do this in a number of ways: by encouraging your child to buy cakes in our cake sale at break on Tuesday 3rd July and by sending in a donation on the day of the Race for Life on Wednesday 4th July. There will also be a number of smaller fundraising activities across the week and collection buckets at all of the events.

Cancer has affected the lives of many of us associated with Cardinal Hume Catholic School in many different ways and we know from last year that some families and children will want to undertake sponsorship to raise as much money for Cancer Research UK as possible. We have therefore included an official sponsorship form for use by those students who wish to try and raise additional funds from their friends and families.  If your child does wish to undertake sponsorship, we ask that all monies and forms are returned by Monday 16th July.

Yours faithfully

B Stevenson

Assistant Headteacher


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