Stathern Primary School pupils raise over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK

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Following the successful turnout for the Stathern Duathlon - two five kilometre running events sandwiched either side of an 18 kilometre cycle route to raise funds for Stathern Primary School - pupils from the school also participated in their own Race for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The children ran a course around the park and the lanes surrounding the school, running a distance of a mile.

Headteacher Troy Jenkinson said: “All the children participated and our youngest pupils ran the course again with some of our preschool toddlers and mums. The initial count of sponsorship indicates that we will have raised over £1,100 for the breast cancer awareness charity.

“The atmosphere was fantastic on the day. We had many parents supporting and cheering the children on as they ran. Every child put in 100 per cent effort and earned a medal each for participating.”

Parent, Mrs Allen, said: “What an amazing afternoon. Just another reminder that small schools can really do it big!”

The school also held a sports kit day where pupils baked cakes to sell and wore their athletic gear, which raised £70 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern.