St Patricks Primary go the extra mile for charity

St Patricks Catholic Primary School in Toxteth have took part in the Liverpool Spring 5k to raise money for charity.

Fifteen members of staff put on their running shoes and took part in the 5k run at Sefton Park, all to raise money for the charity Nugent Care.

One of the oldest and most diverse charities in the North West, Nugent Care offers support to adults and children across Liverpool. Working with community groups, schools and community based projects, it ensures people’s rights, independence and choice is integrated into everything they do.

The charity has supported numerous families at St Patricks, so the staff wanted to give something back and raise much needed funds.

Through donations in school and via its fundraising page, the school has raised over £800 so far. Keen to raise even more money, the school is already planning its next charity run and are urging the local community to donate.

Pupils from St Patricks also got involved and many took part in the John West Kids Spring 1k on the same day. The school has been running a #kickoffkm initiative twice a week in a bid to keep pupils active and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Teaching assistant Dawn Cooper, says: “We all really enjoyed the race in the end, although at first quite a few of us struggled as we were non-runners. We did the kick off kilometre with the children twice a week and a few of us also did a staff circuit session every Friday after work to help us build up our stamina.

“We did start off with a target of £600 but now we are up to £836 so are hoping to get to £1,000!”

To help St Patricks raise money for Nugent Care, visit their fundraising page here.

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