Run ‘shows school’s family ethos’

STAFF, governors and parents from Christ Church Hanham CE VC Primary will once again pull on their running gear to take part in the Bristol 10K.

Following the success of last year, members of the school community are in training to pound the streets of Bristol in May.

The aim is to ‘run 10km to raise 2k’. Last year’s inaugural Team CCH run raised a substantial amount that has been used to help create a new Forest School within the school grounds. This year, Team CCH are running to raise money to further develop the playground and outdoor space. The plans include buying new social shelters and reading pods where pupils can enjoy break times together and further develop their love of reading .

The fundraising is organised by the Friends of Christ Church Hanham.

Headteacher Neil McKellar-Turner said: “The Bristol 10K is a fantastic example of the way the school promotes an inclusive, family ethos. Last year’s event was a huge success; seeing so many members of our school family involved and coming together to take on a new challenge was such a positive experience. Given the pressure on school budgets, without the hard work of our Friends of Christ Church we simply would not be able to provide the resources or enrichment that we know is so important in ensuring that all children receive a broad and full education.”

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For Ollie

Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will run the Bristol 10k in memory of firefighter Ollie Hatfield who lost his life to cancer in 2023.

Some plan to run in full fire kit, which weighs 25 kg, to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and The Fire Fighters Charity.

The team said: “We’re looking forward to taking on this challenge in memory of our great friend and colleague.

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Late chance …

Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire, which runs advice sessions in Cadbury Heath, is aiming to raise £4,000 from the Bristol 10K.

Money raised by its volunteer runners will support the service, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The charity helped a record 6,590 South Gloucestershire people in 2023.

It is seeking five runners for its team. Email to join.