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Best Foot Forward for Thomas

Posted at 10:28 am on 8th October, 2019

Charity Run in aid of Local Primary Teacher

Year 10 Wellacre student, Thomas, joined forces with a primary school friend, Charlotte, to organise and complete a sponsored run in aid of a Teaching Assistant at his former primary school, Irlam Endowed.

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The 8.5 mile return run from Irlam Leisure Centre to the Trafford Centre took place on Saturday 14th September.

They collected £560.46 from school, friends and family, which they have donated to Barbara Mason who works at their former primary school.  The money will go towards life-saving treatment for Barbara in Moscow, Russia, for a rare brain condition she is living with. 

Thomas said: 

I’ve always wanted to fundraise for charities and so I decided to arrange a sponsored run to raise money for Ms Mason because she worked at my former primary.”

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Thomas and Charlotte were inspired to help because both their families are busy fundraising for the cause and Thomas had already taken part in a charity talent show in September 2019.  Altogether, fundraisers have collected over £3,000. 

He added:

“Friends and family waved us off and caught up with us along our route to support us.  I'm really pleased with the money raised and we’re now planning a charity bike!”

Well done to Thomas and Charlotte.