Going the extra mile for Sport Relief

Hollybank sport relief

Hollybank sport relief

Spen folk danced, worked out, swam and ran to put in the extra mile for Sport Relief.

At Norristhorpe school children and staff ran the London Marathon – relaying the 26.2 miles around the playground with the marathon theme tune blasting out as they ran. London Marathon organisers sent official merchandise for the event and everyone ran wearing an official 2014 race number. The children completed the marathon in three hours and 45 minutes, raising £500.

Over in Birkenshaw, the primary school pupils paid to wear sports clothing and held a bun and Sport Relief wrist band sale, raising £554. In the afternoon they took part in a giant workout with help from staff at DW Sport – money raised from that will go to the NSPCC.

Tots at Little Acorns nursery in Gomersal jumped for joy to raise money. They held a jumping competition with the highest jump measured at 50cm.

At Hollybank at Hartshead, 20 residents – all of who have profound disabilities and complex needs – swam or walked 60 lengths of the hydrotherapy pool.

Physiotherapist Victoria Rathbone said: “We wanted to give them an achievable target so I thought we would try to collectively do 60 lengths because it’s Hollybank’s 60th anniversary this year.”




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