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Pupils raise thousands for hospice project

Published on 20/02/19

Pupils at a Great Yarmouth Charter Academy have raised thousands of pounds to help children facing life-ending medical conditions.

The school raised the cash by taking part in an annual Santa Run in December, and have now collected their sponsorship and presented the funds to the East Anglian Children's Hospices charity.

The £2100 donation will go towards EACH's The Nook Appeal to create a new hospice in a five-acre woodland setting, five miles south of Norwich in Framingham Earl.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy head of PE Paul Andrews, who organised the series of beach runs for age groups across the school, said: "These events had a great atmosphere with all of the pupils really rising to the occasion both raising money for a great cause and putting in a great effort.

"Some family and members the public came to watch the events along the seafront to help with the occasion. There was also a visit from Santa to support the events who ran to get some last minute fitness in before the Christmas deliveries.

"We are delighted so much money is going to support the building of the Nook and proud that our pupils' efforts will be recognised with a named brick in their pathway up to the hospice."