Children raise over £1k in charity walk

9:06am Tuesday 24th June 2014

By Will Mata

TWO charitable schoolchildren took part in a 5km charity walk to raise money for Cotswold Care Hospice on Friday.

James Shorting, 10 and sister Rachel, 8, had already raised over £500 between them when they took part in the walk. They have now raised a staggering £1400 for the Hospice.

The St Edwards Junior School, Cheltenham, pupils completed the walk which took place from 6pm from the Hospice, Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton. They said they found the walk ‘rewarding, enjoyable and emotional.’

Their parents, Mark and Jane Shorting, have both run the London Marathon on several occasions to raise money for local charities and their children seem to be following in their fundraising footsteps.  The Shorting family have a friend who runs the hospice, which is why they take such heart in supporting it.

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