Santas on the run for African support fund

"Moo Crew" including:Oundle pupils Courtney Story and Harry King with members of Oundle staff Alison Wills and Diana Rees-Jones, together with Hywel Rees-Jones and representatives from Send a Cow including Tricia Lawrence and Martin Lawrence.
"Moo Crew" including:Oundle pupils Courtney Story and Harry King with members of Oundle staff Alison Wills and Diana Rees-Jones, together with Hywel Rees-Jones and representatives from Send a Cow including Tricia Lawrence and Martin Lawrence.
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Pupils and staff dressed as Santa for a fun run to provide agricultural support to communities in Africa.

A small team of staff and pupils from Oundle School joined more than 500 people to take part in the 5km Santa fun run around Burghley Park in Stamford at the end of the Christmas term.

The team raised money for charity Send a Cow, which provides livestock of all kinds as well as seeds, trees, tools and training to help communities in Africa become self-reliant and prosperous.

Oundle School chaplain and charities co-ordinator Diana Rees-Jones said: “The event lived up to its name with more than 500 men, women and children, not to mention dogs, pushchairs and wheelchairs making their way around the park at various paces dressed in Santa costumes.”

Pupils Courtney Story and Harry King took part in the run, as did Ms Rees-Jones and another staff member, Alison Wills.

The independent school has supported the charity since its charities fair last year.

The run, which was organised by Stamford Rotary Club, raised more than £20,000 in total for various charities.