This year, the staff of Hull Collegiate School will be coming together to take part in the Hull 10K and Hull Half on Sunday 10th June. This is the third year the staff have put a team together after taking part in their first events in 2015.
The team are running in aid of Candlelighters, who support children and families affected by childhood cancer across Yorkshire. They chose Candlelighters after the charity supported a pupil, Hope Rooms, and her family. Hope's inspiring attitude towards her illness led to her being named the Hull Daily Mail's Pride of East Yorkshire in 2014 and in 2015 she won the United Learning's Young Hero Award. Sadly, Hope passed away in 2016 but Candlelighters continue to support her family and the team have continued their fundraising in her memory.
Ten members of staff will be taking part in the Hull 10K and the Hull Half along with Hope’s parents Julie and David. Last year they managed to raise over £1,000 as a team and this year they are hoping to reach a new target of £1,500!
Sixteen-year-old Lucy is also running the Hull 10K. Lucy had chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma alongside Hope at Leeds General.
Chris Wainman, Deputy Head, said:
‘’I am looking forward to taking part again in this year’s Hull 10K. We will always remember Hope as a bright, fun-loving girl who lived life to the full and always went out of her way to help others. We are all proud to support Julie and David in raising as much as we can for Candlelighters.’’
James Webb, Head of Music, said:
‘’I first ran the Hull 10K in 2015 for fun and have taken part ever since with our team including Julie and David. I was Hope’s music teacher and she was a joy to teach. She had a great singing voice and she loved music. It is an honour to run in her name.’’
Gina, Community Fundraiser from Candlelighters said:
“We are so grateful for all of the support from Hull Collegiate School. They have raised such a fantastic amount over the past few years and it is great to have the team at the event. The money they continue to raise will make such a positive difference to the children and families Candlelighters support in the Hull area.”
If you would like to support Hull Collegiate School and help them reach their £1500 target, you can donate via their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runningforhope2018.