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Robert Blake student Stands Up To Cancer
THEY say you should stand up for what you believe in - well 13-year-old Tazmin Selway certainly thinks so.
Tazmin, who goes to Robert Blake Science College, spent an incredible 12 hours on her feet, without so much as a 30-second rest, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
She was inspired to take up the challenge, which is part of the national Stand Up To Cancer appeal, following the death of her grandmother, Susan Selway, in October, from throat cancer.
Tazmin's challenge took place on an ordinary school day before half-term.
She began standing at 7am, and then walked to school from her home in Rhode Lane, Bridgwater.
Throughout lessons, during break and lunchtime, she stayed on her feet, and then she walked home, before she was finally able to relax and have a sit-down at 7pm.
She told the Mercury: “It did get to the point that it it was hurting so much my legs were getting numb.
“When it finished, I was quite worried to sit down again as I didn't know what it would be like.
“Everybody at school was very supportive.
“I was stood at the back of the class while the lessons were going on.”
Tazmin's efforts have raised £350.50p for Cancer Research UK.
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