Melrose kids Race for Life brings in £4,000

One Borders town is very proud of the fundraising efforts of its schoolchildren.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 2:12 pm
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 3:17 pm
Melrose Primary School Pupil Fundraising Committee and the JASCs (Junior Active Sports Co-ordinators) headteacher Mrs Gilly Innes

On Friday, May 20 Melrose Primary School held their Race for Life for Cancer Research UK, and wound up raising £4,000.

All pupils, including some nursery-aged children, took part, choosing to run either a mile or five kilometres.

In the run up to the event pupils were encouraged to collect sponsorship money and to date they have raised £4,000 with some money still to be collected.

All the children have been running ‘A kilometre a day’ throughout the year which stood them in good stead.

They put the work in behind the scenes as well: the pupil fundraising committee and the lunchtime running club members (pictured) worked together to make this day very successful for everyone involved.