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I'm running a marathon, and I need your help.

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!


Last year, I let Year 3 in on my goal to run a marathon in 2020. They thought it was a great idea and a fantastic way to raise money for PTA, so I applied to enter the Brighton Marathon... and lucky me... I got in!   


Suddenly, the reality of 26 miles has started to set in! Running around Bewdley, Stourport and Kidderminster for hours on end has never been my idea of a fun way to spend a Sunday morning, but the goal is set and I am determined to see it through. 


To make every training run and mile of the marathon count, Lickhill families can sponsor me through Parent Pay. The money goes straight to the PTA and will be used to help develop our school playground. It is awesome to think that each run, no matter how dark, wet or frosty, is helping to pay for exciting new play equipment, landscaping and fun playground painting. 


Why Brighton ? I'm originally from South East London, and my parents and Sister live between the South coast and Kent. So, whilst I will be far away from my home here in the Wyre Forest, on the day of the marathon I will have the support of my family in Brighton. However, I will be sure keep the children up to date on how training is going over the coming weeks and will send videos back to school of the big day.


For more information about this marathon, children can visit the Brighton Marathon Weekend website, and I will post links of how to track my run closer to the event. In the meantime, If you see me running with my husband (who is also raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Birmingham), please give us a wave for encouragement. 


More to come soon,


Mr Leavesley-Matthews