Colleges Raise Over £3,200 for Cancer Research with ‘Thrive for 5’ Fundraiser
Staff and students at Cronton Sixth Form and Riverside College together organised an exciting virtual ‘Thrive for 5’ activity in place of their originally planned Race for Life, raising an amazing total of £3,215 for Cancer Research UK.
Thrive for 5 was created as a virtual event in place of the cancelled Race for Life which was originally planned to take place at Victoria Park, Widnes. As the Race for Life was a 5k run, Thrive for 5 encouraged participants to do an exercise activity of their choice at home or during their daily hours exercise based around the number 5.
The response was overwhelming, with images and videos being sent in by participants supporting the worthy cause. Some activities chosen included their own 5k run, some chose 5 minutes of hula hooping and some chose to see how many press ups they could do in 5 minutes.
Generous donations came in through the College’s JustGiving page by supporters. Currently, the JustGiving total stands at £2,345. Offline donations, money raised through a ‘Zumbathon’ event and a College football tournament earlier this year were tallied up to make a total of £3,215 raised for Cancer Research UK which is incredible considering the current circumstances.
Donna Elston, Head of Student Support, said, “It was such a shame that this year’s Race for Life event couldn’t go ahead but it has been amazing to see how many people have taken part in Thrive for 5 and donated to the cause during these challenging times. A big thank you to everyone who took part to make this a success!”
If you would like to make a donation for the cause, you can so via the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/raceforlife-2020