QUEEN’S school pupils will join the thousands of women running in this year’s Race for Life in Chester.

More than 150 staff and pupils from the city-centre school will be competing at the Racecourse on Sunday – and they hope to raise £8,000.

Teachers have been using a pack provided by Cancer Research UK which offers support on fundraising and training youngsters.

Team leader for the Queen’s School’s upper team, librarian Gillian Mayes, said: The whole school is supporting the event so it will be a real team effort and a great day out for parents, pupils and staff, all while raising awareness and money for a seriously good cause.

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and we all have our special reasons for wanting to take part and help more people in the North West survive.”

Last year, 4,146 participants took part in Race for Life in Chester and raised an incredible £194,100.

Chester Race for Life event manager Gemma Turpin said: “We’re giving The Queen’s School top marks for their support. By taking part in Race for Life they’re helping to make a big difference to cancer patients here on their doorstep.”