THE sun shone again for Pendock Primary's seventh annual Spring Chicken Run on Sunday.

Over 500 runners of all ages, from south Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, took part in 1K, 5K and 10K races, helping to raise £6,000 for the school.

The event is organised by Class 1 teacher Jo Evans and husband Paul, and chair of governors Liz Tillott and husband Nigel, with help from Friends of Pendock School and members of the community, with sponsorship coming from a number of local businesses.

Runners from Black Pear Joggers, Pershore Plum Plodders, Malvern Joggers, Tewkesbury Running Club, Gloucester North Runners and a number of other local groups took part.

Head Sally Lyndon-Chance said: "This year saw everyone pulling together to host and take part in a wonderful event. We are so grateful to everyone who volunteered their time and skills to make the Pendock Spring Chicken Run a huge success for both school and the wider community."

Funds will go towards providing new classroom learning resources.

Sarah Rowe, a volunteer at the school, said: " Pendock is a really small school, with only 45 pupils, but it's a real community hub.

"For an event at such a small school to attract so many people is really amazing."