School staff run for children’s hospice

The Forest School staff fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House SUS-150921-095712001
The Forest School staff fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House SUS-150921-095712001

On Sunday September 6 on Littlehampton seafront, a team of twelve members of staff from The Forest School donned their running shoes in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and successfully completed their first 10k run.

The team, aptly named ‘Run Forest Run’ comprised of people with varying levels of experience of running, but all had an equal desire to attempt to raise some valuable funds for this worthy cause.

On the day, team spirits were high and the conditions were perfect for running, enabling everyone to record a personal best time for the distance. Both runners and supporters had a fantastic morning. Chestnut Tree House is the real winner though as the team have raised, to date over £1300 in sponsorship.

Team organiser Tracy Martin had asked friends and colleagues if they fancied taking part in the event earlier in the summer, after seeing the run advertised on Facebook. She was amazed at the enthusiastic response that she received from her colleagues and staff have also been very generous with their donations and encouragement.

Senior Assistant Head Teacher Mr Gareth Good said that he was privileged to support the team on the day and act as official team photographer! He said that it would be wonderful if this could become a fixture in the school calendar and more staff and perhaps even parents could participate next year in The Forest School team.

Chestnut Tree House is a very worthy cause and what better way to raise funds than by getting fitter in the process! The sense of community at The Forest School is very strong and this has been another example of staff coming together to have fun, support each other and help the wider community in the process.

Report and picture contributed by T he Forest School.