Loughborough school colleagues take on half marathon for Rainbows

A team of 22 colleagues from a Loughborough school are lacing up their trainers as they prepare to take on a half marathon for Rainbows.
Teachers, premises officers, cooks, learning support assistants and an IT technician from St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, in Quorn, have signed up to the Loughborough Half Marathon on Sunday 29 March.
They aim to raise as much money as possible for us. The school has supported our charity for many years and in 2019, they raised £7,600 for us by holding a charity fundraising week.
Sonya Campbell, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are all training hard and excited to be running for Rainbows. We hope that our efforts will contribute to the excellent work of the charity in improving the lives of children and families in the local area. We have a fantastic team made up from every part of the school; some experienced runners and some who have never ran before. But we are all determined to do the best we can on the day and help to raise as much money as we can. We are all proud to be supporting Rainbows.”

St Bart’s Super Team includes Shirley Bood, Heather Wilson, Amanda Moxon, Megan Hunter, Dan Evans-Bolger, Marie Inder, Emma Woods, Lucy Marriott, Kelly Fudge, Sarah Oakland, Glenn James, Rebecca Moody, Trish Osborne, Laura Gray, Izzy Vedrine, Michael Applewhite, Amy Minty, Sam Matthews, Rebecca Nicholls, Emma Davinson, Lesley Smith and Sonya Campbell.
Gary Farnfield, Rainbows Community Fundraiser, said: “I would like to thank all of the staff for taking part in this event and the continued support from the school for Rainbows. They are doing a wonderful thing raising funds to help us run the hospice. Fundraising efforts make such a huge difference to both the children and young people at Rainbows and their families and without our supporters, we wouldn’t be able to open our doors.”
To sponsor the team, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/stbarts