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Greenwood youngsters raise thousands

Posted onPosted on 5th Jul

Children at Greenwood Primary and Nursery School, Kirkby, raised £3,886.56 at their Cancer Research UK Race for Life.

The youngsters were sponsored by families and the local community.

Head teacher Kim Tucker (pictured with Edward Morrell, Peyton Pearce, Harry Key, Tom Marriott, Hannah Marriot and Adam Moore) said the response for help was amazing.

“As a school, like any other we have had staff and children who have been affected in some way by cancer during their life, and it was a cause we really wanted to support.

“So, we decided to offer support for Cancer Research UK by doing the Race for Life in school time, making sure that all of the children could have access to taking part in a race.

“We simply could not believe how much was raised. We truly have a generous community at Greenwood and are so proud of the efforts of the children, and their families, to have achieved such an amazing result.

“Every child helped towards the effort, and we raised the most we have ever raised for any charity at the school.

“I would like to thank everyone that took part in any way and supported our race. I know we have a great school community here at Greenwood and they are always supporting the school in our efforts, but this is testament to just what a great community we have.”

Six-year-old pupil Hannah Marriot said her family helped. “We ran around the school field and got sponsorship. With my brothers, Adam, Tom and Jack, we raised £167,” she added.

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