Tuesday 24th January 2012
Schools and community groups are being asked to take part in The Children's Marathon Challenge to support the work of a cancer charity.
Teachers and pupils can choose what event the children take part in and when, and can keep up to half of the money raised for their own cause.
A spokesman for Children With Cancer, which is co-ordinating the events, said: "You choose an activity based on the number 26, the number of miles in a marathon, and children are sponsored to participate. Your fundraising helps to save young lives and, if you wish, you can keep up to 50% of the proceeds for your own school or group.
"Once you have completed your challenge and are ready to send your donation, tell us how many children participated and we'll send you some fantastically fun Mr Men and Little Miss souvenirs for everyone who took part."
Last year, one of the groups that took part was 1st Morecambe Brownies. The group made up 26 different aerobic exercises and raised a total of £349.50.
To register visit http://www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk.