Children at Carnarvon Primary School, Bingham, raise more than £3,000 for the NHS
Pupils have amassed more than £3,000 through a 100 challenge for the NHS.
Children at Carnarvon Primary School, Bingham, raised the money by challenging its pupils to emulate Captain Tom Moore’s efforts.
Head Andrew Board said: “Captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday, a remarkable achievement in itself. However, to raise around £30m for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his 25 metre garden was nothing short of remarkable.
“He’s an exceptionally inspirational man and has inspired Carnarvon to undertake something similar.
“We asked the pupils to walk or run a total of 100 lengths or laps of their garden as part of their daily exercise.
“For those with a very large or very small garden, or with no garden at all, the daily distance equated to 500m, which could be completed as a short family walk each day."
Children of keyworkers who are still in school completed the challenge there.
The school set up a JustGiving page — www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carnarvonprimaryschool — so the children could be sponsored with proceeds going to NHS charities.
They smashed their £1,500 target.
Admin assistant Suzanne MacPherson said: “We have raised £3,332, which is a fantastic amount.
“We are very proud of all the children who took part and would like to thank everyone who donated.
“All the money raised is going to the NHS Charities Together, a membership organisation for more than 140 official NHS UK charities, which helps hospitals and patients who need extra support during the current fight against covid-19.”