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Fun Run for the Family Centre

 

Initiated by David Musgrave, a Year 1 parent, and helped by some fellow fabulous and dedicated parent volunteers, the Fun Run for The Family Centre at Highgate Primary School took place on Sunday 19th March 2017 at the Albert Recreation Ground in Haringey. Led by John Hutchinson Sukhdeo, our Sports Coach, an impressive 127 children ran in the 1k and 3k races and 43 adults ran in the 5k and 10k races, totalling a phenomenal 170 participants.

The children’s races took place in the secure surroundings of the Albert Park Road Recreation Ground, and the adult races started and finished there too, after taking in the surrounding Haringey parkland. The Fun Run participants, as well as family and friends, enjoyed full use of the facilities at The Pavilion at the Albert Park recreation ground, one of the sponsors of the event, and a much appreciated cake sale raised £217 for the Family Centre.

Everyone ran brilliantly but special congratulations go to Tobin for winning the 3k and to George and Leo for jointly winning the 1k. As for the adult races, Craig Robinson won the 5k in 21 minutes 28 and Will Dauber won the 10k in 41 minutes 32. Well done also to former pupil  Monte (currently in Year 8) who came an impressive 5th in the 10k with a time of 45 minutes 41.

Every participant received a handmade medal created by one of our parents and metal artist Jacky Oliver, with the help of our talented pupils of all ages. Thank you to all of you.

The aim of the Fun Run was to help raise £10,000 to pay for core resources for The Family Centre, to enable this service, currently under threat from fragile funding, to maintain high standards and keep opening its doors for many years to come.

You can continue to donate or raise sponsorship on the Just Giving page  here until 28th March.

A huge thank you to David Musgrave for his incredible hard work, months of his time and energy and to all the other wonderful volunteers, for creating such a great family, community, event to raise funds for our treasured and unique Family Centre. Equally, many thanks to the numerous staff who helped on Sunday and in the run up to the event.

Thank you also to the sponsors of the event Pavillion Sports & Café, Dawson Cornwell Family Solicitors, MyGym Crouch End and Langford Chase.

A final thank you to our photographers: Nicky Sims, Janine Shaw, Jeremy Bartholomew-White and Azizah Attard.