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Gayton Primary School pupils run for Kye

GAYTON PRIMARY SCHOOL SANTA RUN                                                       
 Santas galore

GAYTON PRIMARY SCHOOL SANTA RUN Santas galore

Primary school pupils were moved by the plight of one of their own to take part in a charity Santa run to start their festive celebrations.

Around 140 children and staff at the Gayton Primary School took part in the fundraiser on Thursday, which was inspired by the story of fellow pupil Kye English, who is currently battling against a brain tumour.

Headteacher Rachael Greenhalgh said the initiative for the event had come from the pupils themselves, adding: “They wanted to do something to help Kye.

“It was a beautiful day and the children decided they weren’t just going to do one lap so they did five.”

The run, which the school now hopes to make into an annual event, raised around £200 for the East Anglian Children’s Hospices.

Hospice staff led an assembly before the run to explain how the money the children raised would help to support their work.

 

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