RSPCA receives �800 cheque from Long Sutton Primary School after Olympic fundraiser sets new record

AN OLYMPIC themed event set a new record for the amount raised by a Fenland school in a single fundraising effort - and half of it was donated to the RSPCA.

Youngsters at Long Sutton Primary School and Nursery raised a total of �1,600 in their event last summer, by taking part in a range of activities during the day including a long jump and a shuttle run.

Almost all of the school’s 365 children, aged three to 11, joined in the fun which was supported by parents, staff and volunteers.

The money raised was divided between the school and the RSPCA - and animal welfare officer Becky Harper visited the school to collect the cheque.

Becky said: “As a charity we rely solely on donations from the generous public and it is amazing events like this which enable us to do our job rescuing sick, injured and neglected animals and wildlife.

“I would like to just thank everyone involved in this event, and let them know that we truly appreciate everyone’s efforts.”

A spokesman for the school said it was a fantastic day and thanked people who sponsored pupils. A special thank you went out to teacher Jeremy Barron who organised the event.

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