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Over 8,000 runners took part in the 35th Children’s Cancer Run. You can check out all of the photos from the day on our Facebook page and see a selection in our gallery below. 

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Children’s Cancer Run

Floor 4, Sir James Spence Institute




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The history

The Children’s Cancer Run came from very small beginnings over 30 years ago. It started through Kings School in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear in order to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund, as at the time, one of their pupils was suffering from Cancer of the kidney.

This initial idea blossomed, slowly at first… the first run only had a couple of hundred people from Kings School.

A volunteer committee was set up to manage the organisation of the run, and today, many of the original members are still volunteering their services. Particularly satisfying and completing a ‘circle’ is the fact that Chris Peacock, the pupil at Kings school who had Cancer of the kidney and who inspired pupils and staff to raise money in the first ‘sponsored’ run is now also chairman of the committee.

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