Posted: Thu 6th May 2021

Wrexham primary school pupils raise over £700 after being inspired by the late Captain Sir Tom for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Primary school pupils in Wrexham have raised more than £700 for charity after being inspired by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The years 5 and 6 classes at Ysgol Maes y Mynydd, in Rhos, joined together to host a fundraiser in aid of Nightingale House Hospice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Inspired by the efforts of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised almost £33 million for the NHS by walking a hundred laps of his garden, the children decided to hold the ‘Year 5 and 6 Captain Tom 4×100 Mile Relay Challenge’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This involved each of the four classes walking 100 miles in honour of Sir Captain Tom. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Once each class had completed their combined 100 miles, they passed the baton to the next class to complete their 100 miles. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​


After four days the pupils had walked a combined total of 400 miles. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Their efforts and enthusiasm saw the classes raised £760 for Nightingale House Hospice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Katie Prach, from the school, said: “We are so proud of all the pupils and staff of years 5 and 6 at Maes y Mynydd who have raised an amazing total of £760!!! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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