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Youngsters run to help charity save others
3:31pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
PUPILS joined thousands of others from across the world in a marathon charity event .
Durham Community Business College, Ushaw Moor, and Fyndoune Community College, Sacriston, took part in the world’s largest children’s running event today (Wednesdau, October 23) ,Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge .
Teams of about 30 school children in more than 50 countries raced in a relay to complete the marathon distance.
The money raised will help save children's lives in the world’s poorest countries.
PE teacher Paul Donaghy said: “ As well as giving the children an exciting sports event in which they can take part in, it’s a great way of getting the school to work together for a common fundraising goal.”
Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children says: “The World Marathon Challenge is a hugely important event and we are thrilled that students from Durham Community Business College are taking part.
“By taking part in this challenge students from Durham Community Business College and Fyndoune Community College are working together with other schools from across the globe to help Save the Children really make a difference to stamp out preventable deaths in the under-fives.” The event will take place at both schools and around 80 children between the ages of 12 and 13 from each college are set to take part.
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