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PICTURE GALLERY: Fundraising around the area for Sport Relief

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AFTER an influx of pictures from around the Observer area, here are a number of extra pictures we received this week.

Students at Chichester College were gravely serious about fundraising for Sport Relief.

A zombie walk on Friday (March 22) saw students shuffling around the college grounds.

Other schools in the area were also dead set on fundraising, with Funtington Primary School raising money to support Sport Relief, as well as the Snowdrop Trust.

The students, parents and staff members were joined in running their combined marathon by Dean Clegg, headteacher of Thorney Island Primary School, who will be running the London Marathon in a few weeks to raise money after one of his pupils passed away from cancer last year.

Eight-year-old Ashley Wright was featured in the Observer last week and has been the subject of several fundraising efforts from schools in the area.

This week money was still pouring in from Funtington Primary’s fundraising marathon, with the final total raised not yet known.

Fittleworth Playgroup held a charity jumpathon to raise money for Sports Relief.

Children aged between two and four years were asked to jump up and down as many times as they could within a minute.

The record was 168 times in 60 seconds.

Even 11-month-old toddlers attempted to walk as many steps as they could manage.

“It’s been brilliant fun, we like nothing more than to see the kids active and happy,” said Karen Fearns, manager of Fittleworth Playgroup.

The playgroup raised more than £257.

Boxgrove Primary School raised £100.30 after children came to school dressed as runners, gymnasts, boxers, wrestlers, ballet dancers, swimmers and footballers.

“Quite a few children enjoyed running the Sports Relief Mile course at lunchtime that Mrs Brackley had set up,” said headteacher Kim Thornton.

She described the amount raised as ‘absolutely wonderful’.

A carer at the Royal Bay residential home in Bognor Regis did a 10k run to raise money for Sport Relief.

Kara Clay, 24, was cheered on her way by residents and succeeded in raising £400, after completeing the run in one hour and 15 minutes.

Also at Sidlesham Primary School, students from the University of Chichester popped into the classroom to take some extra PE lessons and sporting activities with the children.

 

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