Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager Gloria Hill was presented with a cheque by some of the young runners at Berrywood Primary School

Children from 40 schools across Hampshire raised £1,000 for Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity by taking part in the B&Q Eastleigh 2k fun run.­

More than 600 school children ran to raise money for children less fortune than themselves.

Cash for Kids was established in 2008 to support children under the age of 18 across the region who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged.

­Race Organiser Steve Collins  said: “The B&Q 2k Fun Run is such a great event as it encourages young children to run, be healthy and have fun at the same time, and of course receive that all important ‘gold medal’ for their efforts.”

He added “What makes it so special is that 600 local children ran to help other children less fortunate”.

Charity manager, Gloria Hill, met with some of the young runners at Berrywood Primary School who presented her with a cheque for the money raised on behalf of the local schools in the area.

Gloria Hill said: “Wave 105 Cash for Kids is delighted to be one of the recipients for funding from the B&Q fun runs. We would like to say a big thank you to the children who ran for us and everyone involved in the organisation. We are looking forward to participating again next year.”