Picture gallery: Saffron Walden raises cash for Sport Relief

Dame Bradbury’s School raised over £720 for Sport Relief. However, the figure was raised last Novemb

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. - Credit: Archant

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

Sport Relief 2014

Sport Relief 2014 - Credit: Archant

• 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.

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• 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.