A SCHOOL which held its own Race for Life for Cancer Research UK managed to raise almost three times the intended target.

Organisers at Castlemorton CE Primary School has hoped to raise £500 with the event, but in the event managed to get £1,450.

Class teacher Kellie Clements said: “All the children, including those in preschool took part in the 3km race around the school grounds, with staff joining in too.

"It was a really great event in which the whole school came together and supported each other to complete the race, with the older children choosing to complete extra laps to help out the younger ones.

"The children were really proud of the medals that they received. We originally aimed to raise £500 but smashed that target and ended with an amazing total of £1,450.

"We are very proud of this total as we are only a small school with just over 80 pupils on role.”

Emily Smith of Cancer Research UK, said: “Race for Life Schools is a fantastic way to have fun, get fit and save lives. Young people today are the generation who could see ground-breaking treatments for cancer in their lifetime. They will be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. But first, we need them to be the fundraisers of today - and walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.”