School proud to raise £6,000 at pupils’ own Race for Life

The children of Northlands Wood Primary School recently took part in a Race for Life raising money for Cancer Research.  The sponsorship has now been counted and in total the children raised a staggering �5,200 to which Gift Aid will be added making a total of over �6,000.
The children of Northlands Wood Primary School recently took part in a Race for Life raising money for Cancer Research. The sponsorship has now been counted and in total the children raised a staggering �5,200 to which Gift Aid will be added making a total of over �6,000.

The children of Northlands Wood Primary School recently took part in a Race for Life raising money for Cancer Research.

The sponsorship money has now been counted and in total the children raised a staggering £5,200 to which Gift Aid will be added making a total of over £6,000.

Hildi Mitchell, the school’s Deputy Head, said: “At the beginning of the year, each of the school’s four houses chose a charity to support and throughout the year the children have been organising events to raise awareness and money.

“Saxons House chose Cancer Research as their charity as there are many of our families who have been touched by this horrible disease.

“Our school council then came up with a plan to organise a sponsored event in which all the children could take part.

“So on a sunny Friday afternoon, 300 children ran or walked as many laps as they could round the field and playground at the school supported by parents and friends.

“It was an amazing afternoon, a real community event, and one which we are all very proud of being part of.

“The children aged between 4 and 11 all ran their hardest and overall managed to run about 1200km.

“The total of over £6,000 raised for the charity was just the icing on the cake and we are very proud to be helping Cancer Research in their fight against cancer.”

Pictured are all the children following the event celebrating the success of this event.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.midsussextimes.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/midsussextimes

3) Follow us on Twitter @midsussex_times

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Mid Sussex Times - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.