ENERGETIC youngsters have put on their running shoes to raise more than £1,000 for Leuchie House.

P5 pupils at The Compass School in Haddington took on the challenge of running 2.6 kilometres or 2.6 miles for charity on April 26 in place of the postponed London Marathon.

The children, supported by their families, were delighted to be able to raise funds for the good cause.

The charity, which is based near North Berwick provides caring respite breaks for people and their families living with long-term conditions.

Leuchie House is currently supporting the NHS in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.

Mark Becher, headteacher of the school on Haddington’s West Road, said: “I am very proud of the children for taking on this initiative and raising funds for this important cause; Leuchie House being one of the charities which the school supports on annual basis.

“I too put on my running shoes on the day to show support for them, although I was happy that I was not running against them as I am sure they would have left me far behind!

“Well done to them all!”

Having now broken the £1,000 mark, the children’s fundraising is continuing and donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/team/Form6for2-6