PUPILS at Llangwm’s Cleddau Reach VC Primary School have raised a phenomenal £3,753.94 for Cancer Research UK in a single day.

The children raised the money in a ‘Race for Life Day’ last Friday, which involved all pupils taking part in a sponsored fun run or walk around the school grounds, a grand cake sale and raffle.

Throughout the event, the whole of the Year 6 class worked with the staff of the school to support and encourage the younger children as they undertook their ‘Race for Life’. Each of the eight classes were also led in their pre-run warm-ups by the school’s Year 6 Sports Ambassadors: Tom, Yasmin and Luke.

Headteacher Nick Groves thanked everyone who contributed to the event, and said it was a fantastic achievement by the whole school community.

“Each class in the school has participated with great enthusiasm and energy,” he said.

“Everybody who took part fully deserves their medal and should be proud of the effort they have put in for such a vital charity.

“All the children, staff, governors and parents who supported the event have been truly inspiring.”

He added: “It was such a success that we will definitely be holding similar events in the future to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.”

The staff and children of Cleddau Reach were particularly grateful to Year 6 teacher Sarah Arran, who co-ordinated the event, and also to Tesco in Haverfordwest who kindly provided goodie bags for the runners and walkers.

School governor Cllr Rob Summons, county councillor for Burton and Rosemarket, said the school had done themselves proud. “This is a wonderful achievement and my congratulations go to everyone involved in supporting such a worthy cause,” he said.