Thousands of pounds for great cause...

Westover Primary School pupils George Buck (left), Amy Harris (centre left) and Emily King (right) hand over an large cheque to Lesley Woodcock from The Rowans Hospice following the school's own Race for Life

Westover Primary School pupils George Buck (left), Amy Harris (centre left) and Emily King (right) hand over an large cheque to Lesley Woodcock from The Rowans Hospice following the school's own Race for Life

The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

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CHILDREN who ran to great lengths for a reception teacher who lost her battle with cancer handed over a sensational £3,165 cheque to the hospice that cared for her.

Youngsters at Westover Primary in Copnor raised the amazing sum of money for The Rowans Hospice when they staged their own Race for Life in memory of Miriana Phillips who passed away in August.

And they greeted a representative from Rowans wearing pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Headteacher Annie Gunthorpe said: ‘It was so uplifting – with all the sadness something so positive has come out. We never expected to raise so much but we’re thrilled as it is for such an important charity.’

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