Hadnall C of E Primary School are Going the Extra Mile!

A team of parents and teachers from Hadnall C of E Primary School are going the extra mile for fundraising by running the Shrewsbury Half Marathon on 23rd June.

The small village school, based outside Shrewsbury, is raising funds for new thermal markings for the playground.  Mrs Potts, headteacher of the school stated, “Our playground is desperately in need of cheering up so adding some colourful markings that can be used in playtime as well as being used as a resource for outside lesson seemed the obvious choice.” 

Thermal markings do not pay for themselves though and can be quite expensive, so the team of twelve runners have been training hard and asking for sponsorship to help fund the project.  Emma Davies parent and runner in training said “I am not a runner and could not run a mile this time last year, and the training has been hard work but I like the idea of doing something active to raise funds for an area where my daughters will be active.  I am hoping when they are playing hopscotch they will think of the agony their mummy went through for their playtime!”

It is important to the school that the funds raised would be shared with a charity too, so the total raised will be split equally with Severn Hospice.  Mike Perry, community fundraising advisor for Severn Hospice, said: “The Hadnall C of E Primary School team should be proud that they will be taking part in the inaugural Shrewsbury half marathon. We are truly grateful to them for all they are doing for the hospice. Every year we help thousands of local families providing care and support when it is needed the most. All of the services we provide are free of charge, from our Hospice at Home team, which cares for patients in their own home, to our child bereavement counselling. As a charity we have to rely on the communities we serve to help raise the money needed to fund our vital work across Shropshire and Mid Wales.  On behalf of everyone at the hospice I would like to wish everyone from Hadnall C of E Primary School the very best of luck.”

The team will be wearing t-shirts provided by fellow runner, parent and Studio One Gym owner Adam Nutbrown.  Adam commented, “it is great that so many parents and teachers put themselves forward for this challenge and I hope we raise a lot of money.  Studio One are proud to be supplying the team with their t-shirts.”

This is the first Shrewsbury Marathon and Half Marathon and the course certainly looks a tough one but the Hadnall Primary School runners will pull together, dig deep and make it across the finish line all for a good cause.

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