School’s fundraising effort for Anna’s Hope charity is rewarded

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Castor Church of England Primary School was rewarded for pupils’ efforts in the Anna’s Hope Schools Challenge at the Anna’s Hope 5k Fun Run in the 2016 Perkins Great Eastern Run.

The school raised £2,475 for the charity, which was the most raised by any primary school and is also the most raised by any of the schools that entered. As a reward the school received a £500 voucher from ChromaSport and Trophies, the major sponsor of the Challenge and a TV from sponsor Aldi Peterborough - in addition to the Anna’s Hope Schools’ Challenge Trophy. Runner Up was Nene Valley Primary School.

Carole Hughes, founder of Anna’s Hope, said: “We really appreciate the support we have had this year from the children, the schools, the council and the sponsors. Congratulations to Castor School and to their inspirational Headteacher, Mark Ratchford.”

Annette Joyce, Service Director, City Services and Communications, Peterborough City Council said: “Our city schools did a great job in rising to this sporting challenge. I congratulate all those who took part.”

Michael Vincent, owner of ChromaSport and Trophies, who has sponsored the Challenge for the last eight years said: ‘“I am delighted to support and sponsor the Anna’s Hope Schools’ Challenge, as running and raising money for a worthy local cause is a great way to get our children active.”

John Greaves Area Manager from Aldi added: “The stores in Peterborough value the importance of the work of Anna’s Hope and are delighted to be able to play a part in supporting their worthy cause.”