YOUNGSTERS raised thousands of pounds for charity by completing the Sports Relief mile.

Students and staff from Harwich and Dovercourt High School paid to wear non-uniform including sportswear and fancy dress, held a cake sale and donated loose change to collection buckets.

Manningtree High School held a race for all students and even offered trophies to pupils wanting to take the mile a little more seriously.

Paddy Hawkins and Emily Donaghue won for boys and girls respectively.