Han­nah storms to race vic­tory

Top spot in hospice’s fundraiser

East Kilbride News - - CLUBS NEWS - Kirsten McS­tay

A Strathaven Academy pupil was in top form as she tri­umphed at the La­nark­shire Schools’ 6k road race.

Han­nah An­der­son clinched first place in the fe­male pupils cat­e­gory.

She com­pleted the route in an im­pres­sive time of 24 min­utes and 19 sec­onds.

Ev­ery year, hun­dreds of young­sters take part in the event to sup­port St An­drew’s Hospice.

La­nark Gram­mar pupil Jes­sica Robson came in sec­ond at 24.31 and Kayleigh Mitchell, from St An­drew’s High in Coat­bridge, placed third with a time of 30.45.

The race at Strath­clyde Park helps to raise vi­tal funds for the hospice.

Pre-race en­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by DJ David Cluckie from St An­drew’s High, Hamil­ton’s St John Ogilvie High School cheer­lead­ers and the Em­pire School of Dance.

Stu­art Loudon, of spon­sor IHE Stain­less Ltd, pre­sented the win­ners of each cat­e­gory with their awards.

The St An­drew’s Hospice fundrais­ing team has to raise £88,000 ev­ery week to main­tain care ser­vices for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies across the whole of La­nark­shire.

Andy Flynn, schools and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment co­or­di­na­tor, said: “The sup­port from pupils and staff of the schools in La­nark­shire and the sur­round­ing ar­eas is ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble.

“We are only eight weeks into the new school term and we have al­ready had 1600 peo­ple give up their Sun­day to run a 6k to raise money for the hospice.

“We couldn’t con­tinue to do this with­out the ter­rific sup­port of the school com­mu­ni­ties who at­tend our events and give gen­er­ously to St An­drew’s Hospice.

“Their sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Win­nerHan­nah An­der­son re­ceives her prize from Stu­art Loudon of IHE Stain­less Ltd

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