Tamworth school gets set for charity dash
Sun 09 Jul 2017
William MacGregor Primary School in Glascote is warming up for the first ever Tamworth Schools 5K dash, with support from local estate agency Green and Company.
Pupils, staff, parents and even grandparents will be walking or running the 5km distance at Tamworth Castle Grounds this Sunday July 16th, raising funds for Mind, the mental health charity.
More than 100 people in total will be taking part in the inaugural event, which William MacGregor Primary School hopes will become a regular fixture in the calendar for other schools across Tamworth.
Suzie Norton, headteacher at William MacGregor Primary School, said: “This is the first time we have organised an event of this kind but we truly believe it has the potential to become a big success for schools across Tamworth and we are hoping that others will get involved next year.
“I’m a firm believer in promoting fitness and wellbeing to all ages and what better way to do that than with a fun, engaging event which involves the whole family and will help raise funds for Mind, the mental health charity, too. We are extremely grateful to Green & Company for their support in making this initiative happen.”
T-shirts for all participants have been donated by Green & Company, which has a sales office in Tamworth town centre and has recently launched a new property lettings division for the town.
Chris Green, director at Green & Company, said: “We are delighted to be able to support a fantastic initiative, which is not only promoting fitness and wellbeing at a young age, but also raising funds for a fantastic cause too.
“As a local estate agency with property sales and lettings divisions serving the Tamworth borough, we are always keen to play an active part in the local communities in which we operate. I wish the staff and pupils at William MacGregor all the best for what we hope will be a very successful event for many years to come.”