Great Run, great result

St Thomas Primary Schoo,l Ashton, pupils who ran the Junior Manchester Mini Run
St Thomas Primary Schoo,l Ashton, pupils who ran the Junior Manchester Mini Run

THESE beaming youngsters have raised more than £1,000 for several charities.

Ten pupils from St Thomas’s CE Primary School in Ashton, took part in the Bupa Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run, collecting funds for a variety of causes.

Altogether the children, from years three to six, raised £1,250.

Nick Finch, who leads the school running club, said: “The children ran for their own charities and the amount raised per pupil was between £50 and £500.

“They are really pleased and so proud.

“The biggest thing is the fact that all ten ran the race and completed it, which is a big deal for children so young.

“As the person who leads the running club, I am so impressed with the pupils and the staff and their parents are thrilled for them.

“They did it in good time and really excelled themselves.”