Pupils run in aid of Katharine House Hospice
On Friday 4th December, pupils at Hanwell Fields Community School in Banbury donned Santa’s hats and ran in aid of Katharine House Hospice in Adderbury. Running within their class bubbles and dressed in festive outfits, pupils and staff ran a combined total of 2,658 laps (nearly one million metres) raising £7,400 for the hospice.
Caroline Bond, Head Teacher of Hanwell Fields Community School, said:
“I am so proud of all the children. Their enthusiasm, positivity and dedication was fantastic and it was wonderful to see them cheering each other on. At Hanwell Fields, we feel very much a part of our local community and I am delighted that we have been able to support Katharine House Hospice, which does such important work, in this way.”
Hannah Lehman, Community & Events Fundraising Assistant for Katharine House Hospice
“We are absolutely gobsmacked by the total raised at Hanwell Fields Community School in our Santa Schools Relay, what an incredible result and testament to how hard the school worked to make it a success! The support shown to us by the staff, children and families of all our participating schools has been nothing short of amazing and we have been overwhelmed by the response to our first ever schools event. With so many fundraising events either postponed or cancelled this year we have seen a significant drop in donations, so it means more to us than ever that our local school communities have supported us in this way.”