Pendle raises cash for Sport Relief

Great Marsden St John's CE Primary Academy line up for  the Sport Relief Mile (S)
Great Marsden St John's CE Primary Academy line up for the Sport Relief Mile (S)

Pupils at Great Marsden St John’s CE Primary Academy in Nelson ran a mile to raise money for Sport Relief.

Every class, from children in Reception to Year 6, completed six laps around the school grounds.

And they also joined in the fun as they attempted to create a “penny mile” by laying coins up and down the school corridor.

On Sunday more than 60 local heroes walked and ran themselves proud during the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

The people of Pendle took to Seedhill Athletics Track for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile,

The colourful, cheerful and eager milers did their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world’s poorest communities by covering either four, 12 or 24 laps of the track.

Anthony Slater, fitness manager for Pendle Leisure Trust who led a team of trust volunteers on the day of the run, said: “It was lovely morning and the sun came out which made it even more special.

“It was great to see families getting involved and doing there bit for an amazing cause.

“Hopefully we can work with Sport Relief again and make our Pendle Mile even bigger in 2018.”