Youngsters take part in Figsbury Challenge

Salisbury Journal: Youngsters take part in Figsbury Challenge Youngsters take part in Figsbury Challenge

MORE than 60 youngsters took part in this year’s Figsbury Challenge to raise money for charity. The annual event, organised by parents from Winterbourne Earls Primary School, took place on April 26.

Youngsters from across the school took part in 1k, 3k or 5k routes. The longest route took them from the school, across the playing field, through fields, up to Figsbury Ring and back.

This year they were raising money for the school as well as Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The race was started by 10-year-old Harry Palmer, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a childhood bone cancer, and had part of his leg amputated and replaced with a titanium implant. After a subsequent fall he needed to be airlifted to Salisbury District Hospital so the school decided to support the air ambulance.

Harry was at the event to start off the 5k race. Organisers are still counting how much was raised but it is thought to be more than £1,400.

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