Peterborough School Wins Anna's Hope School's Challenge

19 February 2018, 17:00 | Updated: 19 February 2018, 18:16

Perkins Great Eastern Run

Nene Valley Primary School have won the Anna’s Hope Schools’ Challenge by raising over £1000 in 2017 after participating in the Anna’s Hope 5K Fun Run in the Perkins Great Eastern Run.

Carole Hughes, founder of Anna’s Hope visited the school on the 19th February 2018 with Dinomite, the Perkins Great Eastern Run mascot, to present the Schools’ Challenge Trophy and personally thank the pupils.

Pupils from the school, Bethany and Ethan Jones, were Top Girl and Top Boy fundraiser and each received a cup and a £50 book voucher to celebrate their efforts.

Carole said ‘Each year we encourage school children in the region to run in the Anna’s Hope 5k Fun Run to get fit and also raise money to help children with brain tumours. Nene Valley Primary School have shown great support over the years and I am delighted that they have won the Schools’ Challenge. Every penny they have raised will help fund 4 weeks’ specialist neuro-rehabilitation for 8 children with a brain tumor. I would also like to thank all the other schools who supported our charity in last year’s run.”

The Anna’s Hope 5k Fun Run in this year’s Perkins Great Eastern Run takes place on 14 October 2018 and entries are now open.

This year the charity is encouraging pupils from schools in the region to run with teachers and parents and support the Anna’s Hope 900 Challenge, which aims to raise money to fund 900 weeks of specialist neuro- rehabilitation for children with a brain tumour.