Sutton St James pupils raise £700 for Cancer Research

Setting a cracking pace ... some of the runners in Race for Life. Photo (TIM WILSON):SG150515-114TW
Setting a cracking pace ... some of the runners in Race for Life. Photo (TIM WILSON):SG150515-114TW

Race for Life, a big fundraiser for Cancer Research, has been opened up to schools – and Sutton St James Primary lost no time in racing to the starting line.

Around 90 pupils completed at least ten circuits of the school field, a distance of one-and-a-half miles, and so far a staggering £700 has been raised.

Pupils and staff line up at the start of their Race for Life ' ten laps around the school field. SG150515-110TW

Pupils and staff line up at the start of their Race for Life ' ten laps around the school field. SG150515-110TW

Headteacher Claire Willows said pupils ran or walked the distance.

“It was a lovely atmosphere,” she said. “Everybody was encouraging each other and helping each other and some were holding hands as they walked round. I am very proud of the children and really pleased how supportive the parents were.”

Ready to present medals were Lynne Folds, Claire Willows, Adele Pool, Sandra Horsefield, Anne Turner and Beverley Botting. SG150515-109TW

Ready to present medals were Lynne Folds, Claire Willows, Adele Pool, Sandra Horsefield, Anne Turner and Beverley Botting. SG150515-109TW

It was thirsty work for this little lad. SG150515-122TW

It was thirsty work for this little lad. SG150515-122TW