Pupils receive race trophies

Carole Hughes from Anna's Hope with sponsors and William Grooby and Lily Underwood (Copthill School) and Poppy and Kitty Evans and  Holly Fone from Castor C of E school at presentations after the fundraising at the Great Eastern Run last year EMN-160427-175252009
Carole Hughes from Anna's Hope with sponsors and William Grooby and Lily Underwood (Copthill School) and Poppy and Kitty Evans and Holly Fone from Castor C of E school at presentations after the fundraising at the Great Eastern Run last year EMN-160427-175252009

School pupils have received the Junior Challenge Trophy for raising the most money for Anna’s Hope in last year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run.

Carole Hughes, from Anna’s Hope, visited Copthill School in Uffington on Wednesday last week to hand over the trophy, as well as a new sports kit courtesy of ChromaSport Schoolwear and Trophies worth £500.

They raised a total of £400 for the Barnack based charity, which helps children and young people with brain tumours.

Pupils from Castor Primary School in Peterborough were runners-up and received a laptop donated by Buckles Solicitors.

In addition, book vouchers worth £50 and individual trophies were given to Copthill pupils Lilly Underwood and William Grooby, who were the girl and boy who raised the most money.

Entries are now open for this year’s Junior Challenge, which is now called the Schools Challenge.

Carole said: “We are grateful to all the runners who raised funds for our charity in last year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run.”

She thanked ChromaSport and Buckles Solicitors for their support.

Perkins is the principal sponsor of the event and its marketing manager Annette Ward said: “Copthill School has demonstrated what can be achieved by embracing a worthy local cause like Anna’s Hope.

The children were able to raise money and have fun while keeping fit at the same time.”