Pontefract primary pupils raise super sum for hospice with 'reindeer run'

A primary school’s reindeer run raised a huge £2,750 to help the work of the Prince of Wales Hospice.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st December 2020, 12:36 pm
Pupils at De Lacy Primary school who took part in a reindeer run for charity

Around 350 children from De Lacy Primary School took part in the fundraiser.

A school spokesperson said they “thoroughly enjoyed” putting on antler headbands and running around the school to raise money.

They received a special thank you visit to their virtual school assembly from hospice representatives.

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Executive director of primary education at Pontefract Academies Trust and interim head at De Lacy Primary School, Tom Fay, said: “We’re all absolutely blown away by the generosity of all the parents and friends of De Lacy Primary School.

"To raise such an amount during a global pandemic as well is incredible. We’re all very proud as a school community to have been able to support this fantastic charity.”

De Lacy Primary School is part of Pontefract Academies Trust, a multi academy trust educating around 3,700 young people in Pontefract. Visit: https://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/