CHILDREN from a Hampshire school raised more than a thousand pounds to help fund a school in Africa

Pupils and staff at Wildground School in Dibden Purlieu took part in a sponsored daily mile in aid of Silver Bells School in Kenya.

The Daily Mile initiative sees pupils run or jog outside for 15 minutes, each averaging about a mile a day.

The event raised more than £1,500 for the The Silver Bells, an organisation which provides more than 100 orphaned and destitute children in Kenya with food, shelter and an education at their school, providing the children with the tools they need in order to break out of a cycle of poverty.

A spokesperson from the school said: "Today was an amazing day with children and staff across the federation taking part in the sponsored daily mile in aid of Silver Bells school in Kenya. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Wildground Community who have donated over £1500 today. When we say that every penny will make a difference, then that is a big difference that will be made so thank you to everyone involved."