It’s ‘Race at our Place’ for Carol

Little learners at Ferrars Junior, Luton, taking part in Race at our Place in memory of teaching assistant Carol Julian
Little learners at Ferrars Junior, Luton, taking part in Race at our Place in memory of teaching assistant Carol Julian

Little learners at Ferrars Junior School have become fantastic fundraisers in memory of a much-loved teaching assistant who died of cancer in 2013.

Each year they hold Race at our Place in honour of Carol Julian, 53, who worked at the school for 15 years. The mother-of-two always took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life even when she was having chemotherapy.

Race at our Place organiser and fellow teaching assistant Fiona Vinall said: “In addition to having a lot of fun, the children also raised £2,006 in Carol’s name.

“They all paid a donation to complete laps on our pink heart ribbon course to earn a medal. The last lap is a fun one when they can choose a fun item to play on the way round and be joined by family and friends.

“We also had various stalls and hook-a-duck, which proved very popular with our younger visitors.”
She added: “I’m so proud of each and every child. They’re all contributing to the research that will eventually find a cure for this awful disease.”