On Friday June 6, children at a local school completed a 3km ‘Race for Life’ run to raise funds for a national cancer charity.

Joined by their teachers, 340 pupils at Cupernham Junior School completed the distance around the school playing field, cheered on by a bumper crowd.

Through the generous donations from parents, staff, children and governors, a total of £1,475 was reached via the JustGiving page set up by the school to go to Cancer Research UK.

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Acting deputy head Katie Havelock said: “The school council, made up of a pupil from each class, nominate a number of charities for the school to support each year. The council decided that an event should be put on to raise money to go to Cancer Research UK as our national charity this year.” Children were joined by 15 staff, with pupils at the school no stranger to regular fitness and exercise.

“Children at the school take part in a daily mile to develop their fitness levels. However this run was a little different. The children enjoyed wearing their pink and blue accessories, and we are incredibly proud of them and the amount of money raised for charity.”

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