Manchester 10K runners raise enough for a new teacher!
Teachers and parents from West Didsbury CE Primary School have raised enough money from their Manchester 10K run for us to hire another teacher in Bangladesh!
8 volunteers took part to take on the run, ranging from beginners to more experienced runners. Our Director, Kieran Roberts (pictured left) who teaches at West Didsbury said:
“The 10K was an incredibly special event for the city following the horrific events earlier in the week but as the city came together to stand up to extremism and hate, our volunteers also stood up for some of the poorest children in the world and for their right to education. Their efforts have helped us raise enough money to place a teacher in a school in Bangladesh for one year. I’ll be visiting Bangladesh in the summer and thanks to the West Didsbury team, we can hire another qualified teacher during this visit. We’re really grateful to everyone who ran for us and donated to our fundraising page. The impact this teacher can have is profound and we’re really looking forward to getting to work with them.”
The fundraising page is still open – although the team have reached their target, every extra pound can help us send more books and teaching materials or contribute to funding our next teacher. You can visit their fundraising page here.