A CAMPAIGN by a Petersfield school to secure funding for a much-needed running track is gathering pace.

Time is running out for people to vote for Herne Junior School and its bid to secure up to £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund as the competition closes next Tuesday.

So pupils, parents and staff have hit the campaign trail with headteacher Tony Markham joining the school’s sports captains and Sue Browne, head of the Runnyhoney running group, to canvass shoppers in Rams Walk and Queen Elizabeth Country Park for votes last week.

The school is well in the race for funding having secured more than 11,000 votes and £1,060 in crowdfunding. To vote for HJS visit: www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-1754