27th April 2001 

 

                   MONEY RAISED FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

 

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Children at Lincoln’s St Francis’ School were presented with a cheque today (Friday) by university sports centre staff who completed the Interflora 10K run.

 

Staff at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside raised a grand total of £271.74 for the school for pupils with disabilities. “We are delighted that the sports centre have raised the money – we will be able to put some of it towards sending these four children on the Tall Ships Race to Bergen,” said Colin Dagg, a teacher at the school.

 

Sports centre manager Mark Bradley (left) and his staff took part in the run on 8th April with Colin and a number of staff at the school. They helped push a hospital bed with some of the pupils, one of whom was in a wheelchair.

 

Mark originally visited the school a few weeks ago and realised that there was a need for more resources to buy equipment.

 

“We thoroughly enjoyed the run – it was a challenge but well worth it to see how happy the children were,” he said.

 

“We hope to get involved with sporting events throughout the rest of the year to raise money for various causes.”

 

For further information about fund-raising at St Francis’ School contact Colin Dagg on 01522 526498.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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