A BARMULLOCH primary school has raised almost £8000 for Cancer Research UK.

St Catherine's Primary has raised an astonishing £7890 for the charity after taking part in a Race Schools challenge.

The event saw almost 400 pupils take part.

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Michelle Wright, headteacher at St Catherine's, said: "It was a fantastic event, the whole school got involved so all 389 children took part.

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"I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of money the children have raised, it’s wonderful to see how many people feel so strongly about Cancer Research UK as a charity."

Kelly Fallon, from Cancer Research UK, said: “The pupils and families of St Catherine’s Primary School have made a huge contribution to Cancer Research UK’s work and we are incredibly grateful for their support."