Two teachers at Northampton School for Boys have chosen to support a fund-raising campaign to help support a young Northampton man who has been diagnosed with two forms of cancer.
Sarah Bradley-Brophy and Laura Peck will be raising money during the school’s annual charity week by organising a sponsored run for
students and staff during a charity week, which starts on December 7.
The teachers are asking fellow members of staff and students to run, jog or walk a mile during their lunch break.
All money raised will go to the BacZac campaign, which is aiming to help the family of Zac Forskitt, an ex-NSB student, who is currently receiving treatment for a cancerous tumour on his neck and leukaemia in a hospital in Nottingham.
The school’s charity week is also raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Zac Forskitt, of Abington Vale, found out in September that he had two forms of cancer.
Doctors treating Mr Forskitt at Nottingham City Hospital say they can find only one other person in the world who has these two forms of cancer.
Since he was diagnosed, Mr Forskitt’s friends, including members of Old Northamptonians where he plays rugby, have carried out a number of fund-raising events to raise awareness of his condition.
A group of Zac’s friends recently raised more than £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support from a sponsored head shave and Twitter and Facebook pages have been set up under the #BacZac name.
Zac’s father Jason said the support was helping the family through an extremely difficult time.