A SOUTHAMPTON community will be putting their best foot forward this afternoon when their local school stages their own Race for Life.

Oasis Academy Mayfield has organised the event on their extensive school grounds off Ashley Crescent.

Ahead of the Cancer Research event in Southampton this summer, the school decided to hold their own version for the same charity. Participants will be running, jogging and walking the three kilometre route around the academy sports field to raise vital funds.

Anyone can turn up and join in at 3.15pm for a 3.30pm start. Sponsorship forms can also be collected from the academy reception. Call 023 8032 8128 for more information.

Pictured from left are students Evey Sinclair , Megan Holme, Natalie Czaja and Page Burrows.