Dorridge Primary School take on marathon challenge for Dementia UK - The Solihull Observer

Dorridge Primary School take on marathon challenge for Dementia UK

Solihull Editorial 4th Apr, 2023   0

CHARITABLE school children in Dorridge have have been lacing up their running shoes to in their annual charity push.

Staff and pupils at Dorridge Primary School spent a fortnight raising funds and running up to three miles a day in aid of Dementia UK.

The school also hosted daily cakes sales and the year six pupils organised a five pence fair.

In total the school raised £3,300 which will be handed to the charity which provides Admiral Nurses to help people with dementia and their families.

Jodie Hales, the school’s deputy headteacher, said: “Over the course of the two weeks, children and staff in KS2 were encouraged to run either a half or full marathon with all parents invited to watch the finale.

“Children asked family and friends for sponsorship and this alone has raised over £2,000 for Dementia UK.

“It was an amazing fortnight with the whole school community getting involved.”

The fundraising idea began back in 2017 when children in one of the Year 6 classes approached their teacher, Cath Guevara, with an idea to raise money during the school’s annual Charity Fortnight.

Since then the event has helped Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie Research and Young Minds.

Observer photographer Marcus Mingins captures these pictures of the final day.


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