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May 2, 2019

Thursday 2nd May 2019 – CONQUER THE GREAT SOUTH RUN (OCT 2019) AND HELP RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR FINN (Bishop’s Waltham Infant School)

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:06 pm

CALLING ON PUPILS, PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS……

CONQUER THE GREAT SOUTH RUN (OCT 2019) AND HELP RAISE VITAL FUNDS FOR FINN (Bishop’s Waltham Infant School)

Please find below some information provided by Finn’s mum (Jenny) outlining the reasons for the fund raising and attempting the Great South Run.

Finn has Cerebral Palsy and is due to have life changing spinal surgery (SDR), in Bristol in the summer. This will then be followed by an intensive 2 year rehabilitation program, in order to make the surgery as successful as possible.

Unfortunately, the NHS are unable to provide all the necessary physiotherapy, so we are organising fundraising to be able to provide Finn with as much additional physio as possible. At £115 an hour, this soon adds up!

Long term, the surgery hopefully will mean that Finn won’t have to use his wheelchair as much, his pain is reduced, he has more independence and a better quality of life in the future.

Finn’s just giving page, provides more details and is also linked to the charity Tree of hope, who we are using to fundraise through, it means all the money raised is used for Finn, but as a family we never handle any of the money.

Http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/FundsForFinn

The Great South Run is a big part of our fundraising, currently we have around 50 people running the 10 miles for Finn, some of whom have never ever run before, we would love to have as many people running as possible, so we can raise as much money as we can.

We also would love as many children as possible to participate in the Junior Great South Run the day before, on Saturday 19th October. Olivia (Finn’s sister at the junior school) and Finn are already signed up.

We have already been in the Portsmouth News and on ITV Meridian. Meridian also want to do some more filming nearer to the time of the run. We also have a t-shirt sponsor, so we can provide everyone running for Finn with a t-shirt.

If anyone is interested or would like to run for Finn, they need to sign up to the Great South Run themselves and then they can either contact Jenny Evans on Facebook, where we have a Great South Run group: Running for Finn GSR 2019 We are also in the process of setting up a Fundsforfinn page or they can email me jennyatkin@hotmail.co.uk

We will also be at the Bishops Waltham carnival with a stall and holding a Quiz & band night on 6th July.

ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF, PUPILS AND PARENTS AT BISHOP’S WALTHAM JUNIOR SCHOOL…..GOOD LUCK!!



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