Best foot forward in aid of Great North Air Ambulance Service
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
TEACHERS and pupils from Cotherstone Primary School tackled a five mile walk in aid of charity.
Pupils gathered at Scar Top, in Barnard Castle, to start the long trek back to Cotherstone to raise cash for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
Headteacher Dr Rebecca Jellis said the charity is particularly close to the school’s heart and this was just one of many fundraising activities they had done for the flying doctors.
She said: “Unfortunately one of our previous pupils had a very serious car accident that required the use of an air ambulance.”
She added that rural areas like Cotherstone rely on the service. Some 33 pupils, from year one through to the older pupils, took part in the walk, while those unable to make the distance took a more gentle stroll around the village. The headteacher thanked Stephen Maude for providing free transport.