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School fun run helps Critical Care Unit

Pupils and staff from Green Lea First School in Milwich have raised over £2,000 for our Critical Care Unit by holding a sponsored fun run.

Headteacher Katy Wilson said: “The idea of a ‘mini marathon’ was put forward by nine-year-old pupil William who suggested funds raised should go to UHNM where his mum Leanne is a nurse and many other parents work. This idea was enthusiastically supported by the other pupils in the class. The children set about advertising the fun run and they talked to the other pupils in the school. The run was completed in fancy dress and included everyone from Nursery to Year 4.

“All the children and staff were excited to take part and each class had a target to run- the older children wanted to complete 5k. The run was lots of fun and a lovely end to the term.” 

“The children eagerly kept an eye on the total money raised and had an ambitious total of £1500 that they hoped to raise.  When the final figure of £2083.50 was confirmed the children, staff and parents could not believe that our tiny school had raised such an amount for the NHS.”

“We have chosen to donate the money to the critical care unit at the Royal Stoke Hospital where Leanne works and we would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their tireless work and dedication. Everyone at Green Lea appreciates all that they do.”

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