Southwold pupils organise school fun run for cancer charity

Youngsters from Southwold Primary School with their cheque for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Southwol

Youngsters from Southwold Primary School with their cheque for Cancer Research UK. Picture: Southwold Primary School. - Credit: Archant

Primary school pupils have held their own Race for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Youngsters from Southwold Primary School taking part in their Race for Life fundraiser on the common

Youngsters from Southwold Primary School taking part in their Race for Life fundraiser on the common. Picture: Southwold Primary School. - Credit: Archant

Every pupil from Reception up to Year 6 at Southwold Primary School took part in the fundraiser, with some staff members and parents also joining in.

Held on Southwold Common, the event saw youngsters completing a one mile run, with medals handed out to pupils for their efforts.

Year 6 pupil Gwilym Howarth said: 'I really enjoyed racing my friends on the common whilst I knew we were raising money for a good cause.'

And the school has raised £917.35 in sponsorship for the charity.


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Saffron Bray, a school governor who organised the Race for Life, is now looking forward to making it an annual event.

She said: 'One of the HLTAs, Emma Warne, suggested to me that we take part in the Race for Schools and I agreed it would be a great idea to encourage the children to combine their exercising with fundraising for a worthwhile charity. It was a wonderful event and the children made such an effort to raise as much money as possible through sponsorship. They ran enthusiastically and I was extremely proud of them all.'

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