Kids fun run raises £32,000 for five schools in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, including Rotherhithe Primary School. For the full story, see below.
The money will allow the schools to buy new fitness equipment and rent an on-site swimming pool.
Hundreds of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey children gathered last weekend for a huge fun run and raised £32,000 for their schools. Southwark Park was buzzing with excitement last Sunday (15 October) as runners from five Southwark schools came together for a fundraiser organised by Run Kids Run.
More than 750 runners from Rotherhithe Primary School, Redriff Primary, Alfred Salter Primary School, St James Church of England Primary School and Galleywall Primary School turned up in force to tackle the 2km course. Each participating school will receive £5,000 from the event sponsor Art-Invest to fund an improvement project that enriches the education experience of all their pupils. So far they have raised over £7,000 to supplement the £25,000 Art-Invest is donating.
The funds will go towards new PE equipment, climbing frames, trampolines, reading sheds, playground enhancements, a new green space for learning and wellbeing and hiring an on-site swimming pool and coaches to complement the sports programme.
As the owner of her own skipping brand, TV presenter Miquita Oliver led the warm-up and inspired the crowd of runners as they jumped on ropes donated by Decathlon. As with the other Run Kids Run events, this is the first of many events in Southwark and will return next year with more schools taking part.
around the school. Children were keen to take part and very keen to discuss their experiences with us on Monday.”
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