Picture gallery: Saffron Walden raises cash for Sport Relief

09:38 25 March 2014

Dame Bradbury’s School raised over £720 for Sport Relief. However, the figure was raised last November when Commonwealth gymnast Danny Lawrence visited the school to lead some sponsored sporting events for the children.

Dame Bradbury’s School raised over £720 for Sport Relief. However, the figure was raised last November when Commonwealth gymnast Danny Lawrence visited the school to lead some sponsored sporting events for the children.

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Schools, businesses and individuals from the Reporter area dug deep to raise thousands of pounds for Sport Relief. Here’s our round up....

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• Ten-year-olds Seb Paxton and Alfie Slade, who both attend RA Butler Academy in Saffron Walden ,took to their bikes on Saturday for Sports Relief. They completed a mammoth 14-mile route in about an hour and a half, spurred on by the thought of having raised over £400 for such a good cause.

Alfie said: “It was hard work and cold but it was worth it”. Seb added: “We are pleased to have been able to help children who are not as fortunate as us. We would like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored us.”

• Chesterford Research Park’s hit a home run for Sports Relief raising £770

About 50 participants, the majority in fancy dress, took part in the Sport Relief Mile race at lunchtime, which resulted in a tie for first place between Justin Westall, the park’s maintenance engineer, and Chris Brankin, process engineer at Isogenica.

Team members from security, catering, maintenance and the gym all took part.

• Dame Bradbury’s School raised over £720 for Sport Relief. However, the figure was raised last November when Commonwealth gymnast Danny Lawrence visited the school to lead some sponsored sporting events for the children.

• Thaxted Primary School children paid 50p to come to school dressed as their sporting hero. The money they collected was put on a banner. The school raised just over £160.

• Farnham Primary School near Stansted on Friday (21 March). Children were sponsored to do various sport activities and so far over £160 has been raised.

• Henham and Ugley Primary School children from Years 1-6 dressed in their favourite sports clothes and ran a mile, while the very youngest children, from Nursery and Reception, enjoyed a ‘Dance Off’ in the school hall.

Over £280 was raised.

•Over 80 people the Sports Relief Mile at Great Chesterfords Community centre on Sunday to raise over £450. It was a fantastic turn out and some great outfits – even the dogs got a medal.

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