Charity laps at Thames Ditton Junior School
Pupils at Thames Ditton Junior School ran their socks off to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.
Children from all school years ran a circuit around the school’s large outdoor space and building on Friday, October 5, with each child going for about 40 minutes non-stop.
For every lap of the school the children received a stamp on their sponsorship card.
Harrison’s Fund was set up by the parents of six-year-old Harrison Smith who suffers from the life limiting condition, duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The charity’s mission is to raise vital funds to continue research into a cure for this devastating genetic disease.
To motivate and educate pupils about the charity they were running for, Harrison’s parents attended an assembly where they talked about the charity’s work and how the sponsorship money would help others.
The charity has particular significance to the pupils because many of them are aware that a fellow pupil is a sufferer of duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Nick Fry, headteacher, said: “We are always extremely proud of how much effort the children put into our annual sponsored run and this year was no different.
“Our choice of charity is something we put a lot of thought into and this year we are glad we can fundraise for a cause which may benefit one of our pupils.”