Melrose kids Race for Life brings in £4,000

Melrose Primary School Pupil Fundraising Committee and the JASCs (Junior Active Sports Co-ordinators)  headteacher Mrs Gilly Innes
Melrose Primary School Pupil Fundraising Committee and the JASCs (Junior Active Sports Co-ordinators) headteacher Mrs Gilly Innes

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

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.