Children from Castor Church of England Primary School ​were rewarded for their efforts in the Anna’s Hope Schools Challenge ​at last year's ​Anna’s Hope Fun Run​.​

The school raised £2​,​475 for Anna’s Hope​,​ which was the​ biggest amount achieved​ by ​all the schools that entered. Main sponsor ChromaSport and Trophies​ awarded the school with a voucher worth £500​. They ​were ​also ​presented with​ a TV from Aldi Peterborough.

In addition, the school also receive​d​ the Anna’s Hope Schools Challenge Trophy.​ The r​unne​r​​-u​p ​silverware went to ​Nene Valley Primary School ​who ​raised £795​.​

Carole Hughes, founder of Anna's Hope, said: ​"​We really appreciate the support we had from the children, the schools, the ​city ​council and ​our sponsors. Congratulations to Castor ​s​chool and to their inspirational ​​headteacher​n ​Mark Ratchford.​"​

Annette Joyce, ​s​ervice ​d​irector, ​c​ity services and ​c​ommunications,​ at​ Peterboroug h City Council said​:​ "Our city schools did a great job in rising to this sporting challenge. I congratulate all those who took​ ​part and hope they are ready and raring to go for the Anna’s Hope​ ​Fun Run on October 8 this yea​r."​​​

Michael Vincent owner of ChromaSport and Trophies​,​ who has sponsored the Schools Challenge for the last eight years​,​ said​: "​I am delighted to support and sponsor t​​he Anna’s Hope Schools Challenge, as running and raising money for a worthy local cause is a great way to get our children active​."​

John Greaves​, a​rea ​m​anger from Aldi said​: "​The stores in Peterborough value the importance of the work of Anna’s Hope and are delighted to be able to play a part in supporting their worthy cause. It is great to see the Castor Church of England Primary School going the extra mile​!"​

For​ information about t​he ​2017 ​Anna’s Hope Schools Challenge​, call​​ Carole Hughes​: ​07831 398637 or ​email ​