Online Editions

5th Jul, 2022

Dodderhill Race for Life to raise thousands for Cancer Research

Droitwich Editorial 21st Apr, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

PUPILS, staff and parents at a Droitwich School are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for Cancer Research after holding their very own Race for Life.

The event at Dodderhill School took place last Wednesday (April 15).

Around 300 women and girls took part in the event and the Mayor of Droitwich, Bob Brookes was on hand at the end to hand out medals to those who completed it.

Runners of all ages dressed in pink with the more mature participants completing the full 5km course which took them both around the school premises and into Droitwich.

Nursery children also rose to the challenge by running around the school’s tennis courts and kindergarten youngsters completed one lap of the field for the cause.

The event was organised by Dodderhill’s head of art Rachel Hatfield – she is a keen runner in her spare time.

Headmistress Cate Mawston said: “We are very pleased to support such a worthy cause.

“We are hoping to have raised lots of money when we collect all of the sponsorship in later this week.

“Everyone had a bit of fun along the way.”

Rachel said: “The race was a great success and we’re really pleased with the turn-out.

“Everyone who took part gave it their all and we’re really proud, particularly of our pupils, some as young as three, who ran superbly to raise funds for this great cause.”

Visit for more on Cancer Research.

For more on Dodderhill School, go to or call 01905 778290.

Alternatively, e-mail or join Dodderhill on Twitter by following @dodderhill

Droitwich Mayor Bob Brookes with Laila Sanghera, five, Emily Pugh, three, Allana Kerward, three, Katie Taylor, four, Emeline Nott, four and headmistress Cate Mawston. s

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Droitwich Standard.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Droitwich Standard.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Droitwich Standard newspaper.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.