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Cancer Prevention research helped by wearing slippers to school!

30/03/2017

St Mary’s Primary School in Kircubbin have raised an impressive £365 to help cancer research in the Centre for Public HEalth

We owe a massive well done and thank you to all of the children studying at St Mary’s Primary School in Kircubbin, County Down!  The pupils recently held a ‘Wear your slippers to school’ day to fundraise directly for cancer prevention research in the Centre for Public Health. This innovative fundraising was the idea of P2 teacher and fundraising co-ordinator at the school, Miss Carol-Anne Coleman.

Members of the student council presented a cheque for an impressive £365 to Dr Helen Coleman, Senior Lecturer in the Cancer Epidemiology Research Group at the Centre for Public Health. Dr Coleman then had the pleasure of talking to the boys and girls about how healthier lifestyle changes can prevent four in ten cancers. The children’s vital fundraising efforts will go towards ongoing projects in our centre that hope to identify more ways to prevent cancer. Thank you so much!

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