Schoolchildren near Oswestry have raised more than £1,500 for charity at a recent event.

Pupils at Moreton First proudly presented a cheque for £1,596 to The Movement Centre’s chief executive, Victoria Handbury-Madin, during a recent school assembly.

The school raised the money through sponsorship during Moreton First’s inaugural Santa Run held within the 100 acre grounds at Moreton Hall in December.

More than 100 pupils from the independent school put their best foot forward and dressed in red Santa costumes in their attempt to raise vital funds to support the ongoing service provided by The Movement Centre in Gobowen.

The charity and specialist treatment centre supports children and their families living with movement disabilities.

The Movement Centre provides targeted training therapy to enable children to develop new skills and become more independent which can have a huge impact on their lives.

The centre is currently the only place of its kind in the world which provides this type of therapy. It relies on support and donations to make sure children across the UK get the life-changing help they need.

Catherine Ford, headteacher at Moreton First said: “We were delighted to support this amazing cause and the work of the Movement Centre.”