CHILDREN from around the forest ran, jumped, skipped and did all sorts of sporty feats to raise money for those less fortunate.

Youngsters at Western Downland Primary School, which has sites in Rockbourne and Damerham, practised their ballet, skipping and football to raise money.

The whole school joined in for a day of fun on Friday, raising £154.75 Pupils and staff at Hillside First School in Verwood had great fun joining in with the Sport Relief Mile. Leading by example, headteacher Roger Withey ran, jogged and walked with the children on a one-mile course around the school grounds. The children were asked to come dressed in sportswear and were encouraged to pay £1 for the privilege, raising £245.

Father and daughter team Robin and Megan Dunlop from Woodfalls rowed the width of the English Channel - 33km - at the Downton Sport Relief challenge, and raised more than £400. Mr Dunlop and Megan, 15, a pupil at South Wilts Grammar, both row at Itchen Imperial Rowing Club and thought this would be a fitting challenge.