CLIC Sargent was selected as the charity of the year for the Plymouth Half Marathon Schools Challenge and worked with the 32 primary schools from across Plymouth taking part to raise funds in support of children and young people with cancer, and their families.
Pupils were challenged to run one mile a week for twelve weeks in the run up to the Plymouth Half Marathon day. They then they all got together for the final mile around the Hoe to complete the Half Marathon.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell said: "We are so very grateful for the opportunity from event organisers Go 2 Events for selecting us as the charity, giving us the opportunity to work with all the schools and budding young runners.
"Every school has worked so hard in training as well as raising funds with several schools raising over £1,000, we feel overwhelmed by the support and generosity.
"Thanks must go to all the teachers who worked so hard fundraising and organising running clubs for the pupils. It is wonderful to see such motivated schools across the city, thank you all for your support.
In the six years I have been involved, this must be one of the best results that we have ever had!
Quentin Smith, a teacher at Keyham Barton Catholic Primary School
The funds raised will go a long way to help CLIC Sargent continue to provide clinical, practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people with cancer and their families.
Last year CLIC Sargent provided in depth support to 115 families in Devon, helping them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.