High five to Tilney St Lawrence Primary School

Generous youngsters at a West Norfolk primary school have raised £400 to support cancer patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Tilney St Lawrence Community Primary School council members were inspired to organise a sponsored walk to support the Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.

Some school council members Xavier Dennis, Riley Evans, Archie Lensen, Scarlett Lewis-Garnett and Harry Sandle arranged a walk around the school playground on June 29.

Some youngsters completed more than 30 laps of the circuit and were encouraged by members of the school council as they went along.

Class teacher Helena Clarke has praised the youngsters for their fundraising efforts.

She said: “The sponsored walk was all their own idea and we are amazingly proud of them. We have had an incredible response from all the children in school.

“The school council organised the walk really well and arranged a staggered start. Every time a child completed a circuit they were given a high five.”

School council members, along with Mrs Clarke and Deputy Headteacher Rose Ward, presented the money to Sister Jayne Miller.

She said: “I would like to thank the children. We are going to put the money towards buying additional chemotherapy pumps so we are able to help more people.”

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Sister Jayne Miller is pictured with the youngsters from Tilney St Lawerence Community Primary School Council

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