21st Jan, 2018

Coventry school puts best foot forward to raise funds for Zoe's Place

Shaun Reynolds 19th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY primary school has put its best foot forward by organising a one mile walking route around the school grounds to raise funds for Zoe’s Place.

Set up with the help of the Healthy Schools project and the Coventry Healthy Walks Scheme, the initiative aims to encourage all children to walk in their lunch hour and get some exercise.

The Healthy Walks team came into Joseph Cash primary school where they trained 20 walk leaders from years five and six.

Since their training, leaders have developed a range of skills needed to help them lead others in the one mile walk.

As part of the challenge, the school council organised a sponsored walk to raise money for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

The charity, which supports babies and infants with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, benefitted from the event as a cheque for more than £310 was presented.

Community fundraiser Jane McGaffney came into Joseph Cash School to receive the cheque from year six student Simran Bain and year two student Freya Lees.

Jane said: “It was a pleasure to come back to the school and see the children again.

“They were delighted that they had raised the money for such a good cause.

“We’ll hopefully see plenty of youngsters at the Grin and Bear It Obstacle Course on Saturday (June 11) in the War Memorial Park.

“We hope that as many children will take part in this great event.”

Visit www.entrycentral.com/grin-and-bear-it for more information about the event and to register.

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