Pretty Muddy ...

July 25 2022

CHILDREN and adults from St Anne’s primary school got covered in mud in the name of charity.

A total of 42 members of staff, pupils and parents from the Oldland Common school took part in Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy 5k obstacle course on the Downs.

Together they raised more than £8,000 for the charity.

Head teacher Sean Quinn said: “Recently, members of staff in the school were diagnosed with cancer.

CHILDREN and adults from St Anne’s primary school got covered in mud in the name of charity.

“They are undergoing treatment and we wanted to show our support for them.

“When we began discussing what we could do, and also realised the number of families who have been touched by cancer, 26 staff signed up to take part in the event.

“Then children and their parents also wanted to get involved, so an additional 16 people signed up.

“Cancer is having such a massive impact on all of our lives. We wanted to show support, work together and raise money to help the charity.”

A showery day meant there was plenty of mud on the obstacle course, completed first by the children then by the adults.

The school has committed to participating again next year.