Having finished their GCSE exams, eight members of the UVth from both South and West swapped pens for running shoes on Sunday 24th June and joined the crowds at Epsom Downs Racecourse to take part in the annual ‘Race for Life’. They were inspired to run in memory of their beautiful friend Tildy Curran who, with great bravery and dignity, lost her fight against leukaemia in September 2010 at just 14 years of age. The girls themselves wrote of their venture: ‘We are participating in race for life to represent Matilda Curran. Tildy was the bravest girl you could ever meet and she was a fighter to the very end. Her character and fortitude in the way she dealt with the mental and physical pain of her illness has been an example to us all. She was always happy and smiling whatever the weather! Her spirit and laughter still lives within us.’

Appropriately adorned in the trademark pink of ‘Race for Life’ they covered the 5km as a team in 38 minutes, raising an astonishing £1529.93 for Cancer Research.