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A group of hockey players from Marshland High School have raised thousands for charity with their fun runs.

This year they were joined by hundreds of runners for a 5k race.

The high school runners were in the pink when they took part in a fun run to raise money for two deserving causes.

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Organised by Marshland High School’s Pink Ladies hockey players, with the under-16 and under-14 teams, who have been undefeated this year, they sported their distinctive pink hockey strip as they completed the 5K race.

The fun run was also open to members of the public, with some 300 joining the 19 hockey players along with Marshland’s Head of PE, Paul Swinburn, in The Walks earlier this month.

Mr Swinburn said: "People said the girls looked awesome as they walked over the hill to the start together.

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"They got a great cheer as they were introduced over the microphone.

"This was our sixth fun run, and we have supported a myriad of charities over the years."

The big-hearted group raised some £2,000 with their latest endeavour, and the money will go to support the Fenland Women’s Refuge to help fund a new clubhouse for the Pelicans Hockey Club in Lynn.

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Mr Swinburn said: "The girls’ hockey squads wanted to support local women and children in the area via the Fenland Women’s Refuge, kind of 'girls helping out girls, and also the Pelicans Hockey Club, who continue to give out their world-class hockey pitches to local schools to help pupils get access to hockey."

Marshland High School, in West Walton, is a member of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, and has now raised some £10,000 for charity through the annual event.

He said: "I am so very proud of these young pupils, who range from 12 to 16-years-old.

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"It’s a non-competitive event, designed for inclusion, and the girls all support each other, as it’s not an event or distance that we train for.

"They all find it incredibly hard, but they really want to make a difference."



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