School run raises £5,000 for hospice charity

By Michael Upton | 19/12/2017

School run raises £5,000 for hospice charity
Caitlin Hallatt and Theo the Bear of Sheffield Children's Hospital receiving a cheque from Eshani Thorpe-Gurung and Eliza Briggs at Listerdale

A SPONSORED run by schoolchildren raised more than £5,000 for kids battling for health.

Pupils, staff and parents at Listerdale Junior Academy were sponsored to complete as many laps of the field as possible in 40 minutes — and brought in an impressive £5,135.20 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

David Simpson, Listerdale’s principal, said: “We are a school of only 300 pupils, so to raise this amount of money in one go is staggering. 

“We have a number of children who have had need of Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s expertise at some time and we thought it would be a good way to give something back. 

“Who knows which of us might have need of their specialist care in the future? A big thank yougoes out to everyone who contributed.”

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