First Class: Brougham pupils doing their bit for Sport Relief

AS CELEBRITIES spend the week clocking up miles on an exercise bike and climbing the world’s most feared mountains to raise cash, youngsters are also doing their bit for Sport Relief.

Events and activities across Hartlepool and East Durham will help to boost the fundraising total.

The Year 6 pupils at Brougham Primary School, in the town, looked back at other charity challenges and fundraisers they have been involved with in the past.

Abbie Beattie, 11, said: “One of the best things we did in school to raise money for charity was when we all got the chance to dress up as a superhero.

“I can’t remember who I dressed up as but it was really good fun.”

Kelsey Winspear, 11, said: “I once raised money for cancer charities by doing a sponsored dance and a sponsored walk.

“It was really good and we raised quite a lot of money as well.”

Dylan Tindale, 10, said: “I have raised money for Sport Relief in the past when I took part in a fun run.

“I always enjoy fun runs and we can raise money as well by doing it then that’s event better.”

Millie Angus, 10, said: “We raised money in school by setting up a cake stall and selling cakes for Comic Relief.

“We raised about £250 on the day which was brilliant, we didn’t think we would raise as much as that.”

Emma Hindmarch, 11, said: “I helped to raise money for charity by taking part in Hartlepool’s Race for Life.

“I was raising money for a cancer charity.

“I walked half of it and ran the other half.”

Ellie Readman, 11, said: “I did a sponsored walk at Hadrian’s Wall for charity.

“It was quite challenging but really good fun.”