ENERGETIC pupils will step out to help their school’s official charity.
About 140 youngsters from Oxclose Community Academy in Washington will take part in this month’s Race for Grace, in aid of the Grace House Hospice.
The school is paying £2 of each child’s £3 race entry free.
The three-mile fun run takes place at Herrington Country Park on June 23, to generate cash for children with terminal illnesses.
Assistant headteacher at Oxclose Academy Julie Lumley said: “Grace House has been our school’s charity of choice since its inception. Therefore, we are delighted that our students are able to support this event in such a huge way.
“We are all looking forward to donning our trainers for such a worthwhile cause.”
Karen Maclennan, senior fund-raiser for Grace House, which is set to open in Southwick this year, said: “We really appreciate the support received to date, which has helped with the build and equipping of Grace House.
“We really need your support now more than ever.”
The event is being supported by Pizza Uno in Pallion, which will provide runners and walkers with a slice of pizza at the finish, and Northumbrian Water, which will provide bottled water.
Entry is £7.50 for adults, £3 for five to 17-year-olds, and free for infants to four-year-olds.
Entrants will receive a medal and goodie bag on finishing.
For details call 525 2885, or visit www.gracehouse.co.uk.