Dream total raised by pyjama girls

Manor College of Technology pupils (left to right) Moya Bartleson, Emma McDonald, Sasha dixon and Heather Priestman who are running from the college to Seaton Carew to raise funds for The British Heart Foundadtion. Picture by FRANK REID
Manor College of Technology pupils (left to right) Moya Bartleson, Emma McDonald, Sasha dixon and Heather Priestman who are running from the college to Seaton Carew to raise funds for The British Heart Foundadtion. Picture by FRANK REID

FOUR schoolgirls tackled a charity fun-run in their pyjamas.

Hartlepool quartet Heather Priestman, Emma McDonald, Moya Bartleson and Sasha Dixon ran from their school, Manor College of Technology, in Owton Manor Lane, to Seaton Carew.

The kind-hearted 12-year-olds have pledged to donate all £160 from the run last Wednesday to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Heather’s mum Tracey Priestman said the girls came up with the idea after being encouraged to support charities by teachers at their school.

And the four friends, all from the town, decided on the BHF.

The 44-year-old legal executive, from the Fens area of Hartlepool, said: “It’s something the girls came up with just because it’s a charitable thing to do.

“Emma suggested BHF because it helps a lot of people and the others agreed.

“They thought they’d make the run a bit quirky and fun by completing the race in their pyjamas.

“They didn’t really train, except for doing usual PE lessons at school so it was a bit of running, jogging and walking on the way.

“They had lots of fun and raised some money in the process.”

She added: “I’m very proud of them doing this, it’s great to see them thinking about other people.”