Raising cash is a walk in the . . . school field

Cliffedale school raised over �4000. 591B
Cliffedale school raised over �4000. 591B

A STAGGERING £4,440 was raised by pupils of a Grantham primary school, by simply doing a sponsored walk.

The 320 pupils of Cliffedale Primary School amazed their teachers with their dedication to raising money for the school fund - with a brother and sister topping the chart raising almost £300 between them.

The £4,440 total is the most the school has ever raised in one go.

Deputy headteacher of the Northcliffe Road school Martin Dean said: “We are always grateful for any events organised over the years that help raise money for the school, but this is an amazing achievement and is a very substantial amount, especially during these recessionary times.

“The range of costumes worn by the children for the event was amazing.”

Pupils in all years from reception to Year 6 took part in the ‘Crazy Costume’ sponsored walk, joined by school staff and parent helpers.

At the blow of the whistle they set off on their first 330m lap of the school grounds, with some energetic children completing as many as 30 laps.

Brother and sister George and Harriet Young were congratulated for raising the most money in sponsorhip - they both managed to tot up an impressive £147.50 each.

As a reward for their fantastic fund-raising, the pair won a special prize courtesy of East Midlands Trains.

They won two first class tickets to any destination on the East Midlands Trains network.

All the money raised by the Cliffedale youngsters will be dropped into the school’s fund to pay for equipment and for special treats for the children, like school trips and parties.

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