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Local School completes Captain Tom's 100 Challenge

Local school, Canning Street Primary took on the Captain Tom 100 in aid of St Oswald’s.

We caught up with Reception Teacher, Louise Cook to find out more.

I thought it was a great way to get the children active and to celebrate what would’ve been Sir Captain Tom’s 101st birthday. With each child donating £1 to take part and wear their sports clothes for the day, the staff got to cast their vote to which charity they’d like the money to go to. With over 75% of the overall votes, St Oswald’s was a clear winner!

When speaking to staff about St Oswald's, everyone seemed to have either known someone who worked there or had personal links with your charity. Every single member of staff recognised your hard work and dedication and we all thought you were absolutely a worthy winner.

I had put together a list of challenges for each year group to take part in, from 100 star jumps to 100 laps of the school yard. The children could choose to complete the challenges collectively or individually and we encouraged the children to take part in their own Captain Tom 100 challenges. As a staff team, we also collected 100 items of food to help our local families.

I hope the £405 we raised helps in some way towards the day to day running costs of your hospice.