Disabled students go extra mile for Sport Relief

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PUPILS, staff and families gathered for a range of sporting-themed activities to help raise money for Sport Relief.

Disability charity The Percy Hedley Foundation held a series of events over a two-day period at sites in Killingworth and Newcastle for students to help raise money.

Activities included a Row-a-thon, a Swim-a-thon, a wheelchair basketball mile and “running” a mile which will include wheelchair users.

Events organiser and Head Teacher Judith James said: “We wanted to take part as it is a great way for our children, young people and adults to be part of the local community.

“As disabled people they look for ways that they can take part in initiatives such as Sport Relief.

“While many young people lead fulfilling and exciting lives, others face enormous challenges and experience problems that they find difficult to solve on their own.

“As a charity we know how important it is to fundraise and we also know that our service users want to take part in these national fundraising activities as we sometimes benefit from them.”