Blessed Sacrament pupils raise money for Cancer Research

The children of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School in Aintree have put their running shoes on and raised over £8,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Every child from nursery through to Year 6 took part in a sponsored Race for Life at which they were encouraged to run as far as they could for a special person or people in their lives.

The success of the event on 20 May was far beyond expectations, with the school – which had pledged to raise at least £700 – eventually presenting a cheque for £8,233 to Jennifer Drury, a representative of Cancer Research, at a school assembly in June.

Chris Davey, the school’s head teacher, said: "We are extremely proud of our children and their parents for their generosity in raising such an outstanding amount and would like to say a huge thank you to the whole Blessed Sacrament community. Cancer Research clearly touches the heart of our community and we are still receiving donations to pass on to the charity."