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Children raise £2k for Anna’s Hope in Junior Challenge run

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Children from Castor Primary School in Peterborough will have a brand new sports kit to wear this spring term as a reward for raising the most money for Anna's Hope in the 2013 Perkins Great Eastern Run Junior Challenge.

A kit worth £500 will be presented to the school courtesy of ChromaSport Schoolwear & Trophies after 61 children raised £2,126 for local charity Anna's Hope when they took part in the 5k fun run.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

When - Monday 3 February 2014 at 10am
Where - Castor Primary School
What - Presentation of team kit and Sainsbury's prizes to school children

For six years ChromaSport Schoolwear & Trophies have supported the incentive for schools and young people's groups, such as brownies and cubs to enter the Junior Challenge in the 5k fun run.

Michael Vincent, Managing Director of ChromaSport Schoolwear & Trophies, said: "My wife Mary and I continue to support the Junior Challenge and Anna's Hope and we have over the years proudly donated more than £3,000 towards this worthy local cause. My wife and I are delighted for Castor Primary School who have embraced the Junior Challenge and with it set a benchmark for other schools to challenge their supremacy at this year's event."

In addition, the school entered the most runners in the Junior Challenge and will be presented with a TV by Sainsbury's for their achievement.

Prizes from Sainsbury's were also up for grabs for the boy and girl who raised the most money for Anna's Hope. Castor Primary School was top again with Leo Bailey who won a Nintendo Wii game for raising £300.

A Wii game for the girl who raised the most money for Anna's Hope went to Poppy Newman of Copthill School in Uffington who raised an impressive £1,235.

Annette Joyce, Head of Commercial Operations at Peterborough City Council, said: "Castor school really got behind the Junior Challenge and we are all very impressed with what they have achieved. By choosing to support Anna's Hope the school has benefitted from a free sports kit, a TV and a prize for an individual fundraiser."

The 2014 Perkins Great Eastern Run supports Anna's Hope as part of the Junior Challenge. The charity is dedicated to giving hope to children and young people who have a brain tumour. It was inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged three years and eight months in 2006. Anna's Hope was founded by Anna's parents Rob and Carole Hughes.

Carole Hughes said: "We are grateful to all the runners who raised funds for our charity in last year's Perkins Great Eastern Run. We are thankful to ChromaSport Schoolwear & Trophies for donating a sports kit for the children at Castor Primary School, who also won the Anna's Hope Junior Challenge Cup for their fundraising efforts.

"We are also thankful to Sainsbury's who donated Wii games for the boy and girl who raised the most money for Anna's Hope. Every penny raised will go towards supporting children with brain tumours. We look forward to seeing everyone again in this year's run."

The fun run entry fee for runners who are 16 years-old and under is £5. To enter online, visit www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/enter Alternatively, entries can be made by post or in person at Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, 9 Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HJ.

 

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