Charity-minded pupils and staff from
Peterborough High School have won £500-worth of sports clothing for
taking part in the Schools Challenge initiative in the 2009 Perkins
Great Eastern Run. They will collect their prize on Tuesday 2 March
2010 at 10.30am.
The school is being rewarded by Schools
Challenge sponsor ChromaSport and Trophies, in north Bretton,
Peterborough, for raising the most money for charity in the run,
which was held in the city on Sunday 11 October 2009. A total of 76
pupils, parents and staff represented Peterborough High in the 4km
fun run and raised £1,364 for Anna's Hope - a Stamford-based
charity which supports children and young people in the region with
The school will be presented with a cheque for
the sports clothing in a special all-school assembly.
The presentation marks a 'double-whammy' for
the pupils as they have already won a TV from Schools Challenge
sponsor Sainsburys for entering the most pupils into the race.
Carole Hughes, co-founder of Anna's Hope,
said: "Peterborough High pupils put in a tremendous amount of
effort into supporting Anna's Hope and I am thrilled that they have
has been rewarded so handsomely for the team's efforts in the Great
Eastern Run. I also want to thank all the other schools and pupils
who participated in the Schools Challenge. They helped bring the
total raised for the charity to £7,000. Every penny raised
will go towards providing rehabilitation support in the
Carole and her husband Rob set up Anna's
Hope in memory of their daughter, Anna, who lost her battle against
a brain tumour aged just three years and eight months old.
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