SCHOOLS in Wrexham and Flintshire raised more than £10,000 for Nightingale House Hospice through a fun run event. 

The 'Royal Run' event took place to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubliee and 10 local primary schools take part in sponsored runs.

Out of the schools which took part, Rhosddu Primary School raised the most money - a whopping £2,076.61.

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The other schools and nurseries taking part were: Watt’s Dyke Primary School Gwenfro CP School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ysgol Estyn, Goftyn Cp School, Ysgol Glan Aber, Dandelions Day Nursery, Abermorddu C.P School and Ysgol Y Waun.

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Together they raised a fantastic combined total of £10,196.60 for the hospice.

The schools held their sponsored Royal Runs on school yards at a date and time that suited them – usually combining it in with other jubilee celebrations such as tea parties and lunches. Every pupil who took part also received their very own crown to decorate.

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Rhosddu Primary School was rewarded with a special visit on July 8 from some friendly dinosaurs including a Velociraptor, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex for an interactive lesson courtesy of Jurassic Live Wrexham.

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Rhosddu School Deputy Head Teacher Thomas Owen said: “We were so thrilled to hear our school had raised the most money for such a fantastic cause, which is so local to us as a school.

"The children were so excited to be rewarded with a visit from Jurassic live Wrexham. We can't thank our children and families enough for supporting this event, it just proves how close and supportive our local community is.”

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Sam Amis, hospice community and events fundraiser, added: “On behalf of Nightingale House Hospice, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who helped to make the Royal Run a success.

"We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the community once again and we cannot thank you all enough.”

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