Lincolnshire schools stand up to cancer tomorrow

Schools across Lincolnshire will do their bit in the fight against cancer tomorrow when they take part in a non-uniform day.

Friday 9th October will see thousands of school children take part in the health education event, which is backed by Lincolnshire County Council.

The event will promote the healthy eating and living message including keeping active, reducing sugary drinks and salt intake, eating more fruit and veg and also having fun.

Children taking part will be asked for a voluntary £1 donation, which will go to Cancer Research UK via Lincolnshire based fundraising group The Cancer Fighters.

The Cancer Fighters founder and cancer survivor Amelia Bailey who has already raised tens of thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK through her fundraising activities created the non-uniform day initiative.

Amelia said:

With statistics showing that one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, many of the children taking part in this event will sadly know someone in the family or among their friends who have been effected.

I wanted to create an event which would be fun for the schools to take part in but also reinforce the healthy lifestyle messages which I believe you are never to young to learn.

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