Explore Learning’s ‘Team Marvellous’ Raise over £500 for Charity Partner in Reading Half Marathon
April 04, 2016
We’re really proud of our Explore team who raised £585 for charity partner, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity!
Four team members, Charlotte Gater, Emma Fleckney, Natalie Riddick and Emily Dickinson, took part in the Reading Half Marathon to raise the funds that will support seriously ill children and their families.
The course which was 21K lead the runners from Green Park, through the grounds of the University of Reading and to a finish inside Reading Football Club’s Madejski Stadium. The team took part alongside 19,500 runners and proudly completed the run in honour of the charity.
Rob Hicks, Managing Director at Explore Learning says: “We are really proud of the team for their achievement and efforts and very excited to have got off to such a flying start with our fundraising for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. This is just the beginning, we are looking forward to raising even more for this fantastic cause throughout the year.”
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which is headquartered in Amersham, close to the home of Roald Dahl in Great Missenden, supports seriously ill children who have the biggest needs, namely those with a serious rare or undiagnosed condition, and often living in poverty.
Over 30,000 children from across the UK attend Explore Learning’s 120 centres each week. This fundraiser was the first of many, Explore Learning’s 3,000 staff will be taking part in a number of events over the next year to reach an ambitious £12,000 target.
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