BARNSLEY College students have completed the Race for Life challenge - and raised more than £400 for Cancer Research UK. 

The hairdressing students ran, walked, or jogged 13 laps at Dorothy Hyman sports centre to raise the money and were cheered on by supportive tutors, parents and friends.

All fundraisers crossed the line in less than one hour, the fastest two finishing together in a time of 48 minutes and 50 seconds. Training started for the students at Easter with help from staff at the Barnsley Sports Academy.

The money raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK via the Barnsley branch in Market Hill and to show their support, staff from the branch attended the race.

Sports Participation and Project Coordinator Michala Spacey said: “The students have been brilliant. They have worked really hard and supported each other throughout their training which has given them the self confidence in making them believe that they can do it!”

Level two hairdressing student and fundraiser, Zoe Whorton said: “I decided to do this for my uncle. I have enjoyed training for the last couple of months and the support that I have received has been amazing. I would like to do it again next year because it’s great to do something like this for charity."