A SKIPATHON has raised more than £2,000 to help fund teachers in Nigeria.
Crackley School pupils took it in turns to hop, skip or jump in the fund-raiser supporting the Sister Mary Aloysius College of Mercy in Nigeria.
The school is funded completely by donations and the money will be used to help fund teachers, enabling more children in the African country to benefit from an education.
Event organiser Dolores Simmonds said: “Children at the school enthusiastically took part in the skipathon to support the college. It is a school funded completely by donations and named in thanks after a Sister of Mercy.
“We chose to support the charity because Crackley Hall School has long time links with the Sisters of Mercy, as Sister Philomena, who is in charge of the Sisters Of Mercy order, was once headteacher here.
“Well done to all the skippers who took part and a big thank you to those who generously donated to the skipathon.”