Dagenham school run raises almost £3k for cancer charity

Beam County pupils with their medals

Beam County pupils with their medals - Credit: Archant

Primary school pupils raised almost £3,000 for charity.

Youngsters from Beam County in Dagenham took part in Race for Life for Cancer Research UK.

Every child completed the mile-long route, raising £2,886.35 in the process.

Year 3 teacher Kim Cerri, who organised the fundraiser, said: “It is an amazing amount to have raised at a school with only 600 pupils – one child even raised £440 on their own.

“They understood the seriousness of it and at the same time had lots of fun.”

The amount raised is a record amount for the Oval Road North school.

Kim organised the race as her friend’s son had leukaemia when he was younger.