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Wellington School students go pink for Cancer Research UK
3:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013 in News
WELLINGTON School's burly under-14s rugby team turned out in bright pink socks for their last game of the season.
In doing so, they raised over £500 for the charity Cancer Research UK.
The idea was the brainchild of year nine student Joel Gibson.
He said: “Cancer destroys lives, rugby brightens lives. My hope is that one might help battle the other.”
Nigel Renyard, the team's coach, added: “Many of the squad have been touched by cancer this year, with grandparents and some parents facing the disease.
“The boys wanted to make a difference and do something positive to try and help.”
The boys were sponsored to wear the socks and also received a commemorative photograph and programme.
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