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Kyle’s Mini Marathon

September 22, 2013

This is a remarkable story. All Saints (Marsh) School, Newton Abbot decided in the summer to hold a fund-raiser for The Helen Foundation – but with a difference.  No simple mufti day for them!

THF_kyle_marathonInstead, supported by the Rotary Club, the children devised, organised and ran their own fund -raising mini-marathon in which every child in the school took part.  On a hot afternoon and under the watchful eye of Rotarians and school staff, the children ran circuits of a nearby park appropriate to their age and capabilities.

Star of the day was Kyle, who just five years old, ran 7K without a break at a firm, steady pace with a fluid natural, running style that impressed all who witnessed the feat. Just brilliant, Kyle!

The whole event raised nearly £1000 for the Foundation, a fantastic achievement.  Thank you so much, All Saints pupils, staff, governors, parents and friends and the Rotary Club for their wonderful support.  What a memorable afternoon!

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