Nine pupils from Lochgelly High School took part in the 24 hour relay for life event at Caird Park Dundee on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2013. The pupils were joined by Kirsty Yeoman, Inclusion Coordinator from Apex Scotland and George Murray CLD from Fife Council.
The idea to take part came to the pupils in May after deciding they wanted to participate in a worthwhile charitable event; Cancer Research was chosen as the charity that the whole group are passionate about. The event required the group to camp overnight and walk as many miles as they could. Four members of the group walked a marathon of 26 miles (104 laps round the running track) and the remaining six walked a half marathon of 13 miles (52 laps).
The group have so far managed to raise £420 with more donations and sponsors still being received. Each participant was rewarded with a Cancer Research medal and certificate.
Kirsty Yeoman commented that “The team’s behaviour and effort was fantastic throughout the whole event, despite the torrential rain and cold”. The team spirit of the group impressed the relays committee who presented the group with an award for the “Best Team Spirit 2013”.
The picture shows the whole group before the start of the event. From left to right: Kaitlin McDaid, Chloe Leonard, Kirsty Yeoman, Paul Klym, Craig Dickson, Tegan Agnew, Chloe Lorimer, Chelsea Johnstone, Courtney MacDonald and Chloe Brand.