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The Rotakids fun run at the Dukes Middle School which included pupils from Alnwick South First School and raised money for water filters.'Ref: JWNG funrun 4

The Rotakids fun run at the Dukes Middle School which included pupils from Alnwick South First School and raised money for water filters.'Ref: JWNG funrun 4

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Piggy backs, leap-frogging, cartwheeling and hopping – these were just some of the unusual ways that youngsters tackled a fun run to raise money to help underprivileged communities.

Pupils from Alnwick’s Lindisfarne Middle, Duke’s Middle and Alnwick South schools took part in the challenge to collect funds for water filters.

The Rotakids fun run at the Dukes Middle School which included pupils from Alnwick South First School and raised money for water filters.'Ref: JWNG funrun 5

The Rotakids fun run at the Dukes Middle School which included pupils from Alnwick South First School and raised money for water filters.'Ref: JWNG funrun 5

The equipment, designed in the North East, provides clean and safe drinking water for families and communities around the world. Filters cost £20 for a family and £250 for a community.

The efforts of all three schools have helped raise close to £1,000.

The event was organised by Alnwick RotaKids – a junior section of Rotary International – which is made up of representatives from all three schools.

The pupils were asked to dress creatively for the event and they had the chance to tackle the course in the most imaginative way possible. Teachers also joined in.

The Rotakids fun run at the Dukes Middle School which included pupils from Alnwick South First School and raised money for water filters.'Ref: JWNG funrun 6

The Rotakids fun run at the Dukes Middle School which included pupils from Alnwick South First School and raised money for water filters.'Ref: JWNG funrun 6

Lindisfarne Middle held a fun run last Thursday, before the Duke’s hosted an event for its pupils and students from Alnwick South on Monday.

Jill Clark, vice-president of the Rotary Club of Alnwick, said: “The children have been incredible. They are so enthusiastic.”

Pupils from Lindisfarne Middle School, Alnwick, dressed up for the Rotakids fun run.

Pupils from Lindisfarne Middle School, Alnwick, dressed up for the Rotakids fun run.