Two local headteachers, Andrew Chadwick and Liz Davison, will tackle a half marathon at the end of July to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
Andrew Chadwick and Liz Davison are based at Bradford’s Wilsden and Thornton Primary Schools, respectively. They took on the challenge after hearing about the charity’s positive work and excellent support to a former colleague’s family.
This follows a successful initiative from last year. Wilsden staff asked families to donate gifts to children spending Christmas in hospital instead of buying teachers presents.
13.1 miles to go
Andrew and Liz’s training is going strong and they have already raised a fantastic £1,155 in support of CLIC Sargent.
Both headteachers are ‘secretly hoping’ to complete the 13.1 in just over 3 hours.
The duo will take on the challenge in late July. They will complete the half-marathon along a canal route between Shipley and Leeds.
“Definitely going to be a challenge!”
Andrew commented, “This year I turned 40, and I had been looking to set myself a challenge; well, this is it!
“CLIC Sargent is based at the Children’s Hospital in Leeds, and so it directly supports our local communities. The work it does in supporting families emotionally, physically and financially as they experience the most devastating news imaginable is incredible and we just wanted to do something small to show how much we value their commitment.”
Liz added: “I haven’t run anywhere since doing a fast sprint for the last bus as a teenager, so this is definitely going to be a challenge!
“I can’t think of a more deserving charity to support than one which helps young people and their families navigate the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis. Please do consider donating and supporting the wonderful work they do.”
To support Liz and Andrew, visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/CLIConUs.