PEOPLE of all ages dug out their deely-boppers, running gear, face-paints and fancy dress this week in the name of Sport Relief.

Youngsters and staff at Little Acorns Nursery, based in Stanlaw Abbey Children’s Centre, spent Thursday competing in sponsored races, ball games, hula-hooping and skipping.

And on Friday the young classmates dressed in red, painted their faces and ate red mashed potato, jelly, Angel Delight and spaghetti for lunch.

Pupils of St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School in Little Neston also joined in the fun, hitting the playground to run a mile in fancy dress.

Along with Sport Relief, the young fundraisers donated the money collected from their sponsors to The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) and Northern Lights.

Meanwhile, workers from the Oaks Day Nurseries on Vale Road and Stanney Lane tackled a three-mile run at Chester Racecourse on Sunday – raising a staggering £1,037.30 in the process.

Vale Road nursery manager Helen Moore said: “We would like to say a big thank you to the parents that have kindly donated their money for this good cause.”