It was colourful, messy but most of all a fun way for students to raise more than £1k for two causes close to their hearts.
The students of Oak Academy in Bournemouth took part in a mile-long ‘Rainbow Run’ to raise money for the school’s adopted charity, Ashley’s Birthday Bank, and for the Jack Gudge memorial, a fund set up in memory of the former Oak student who tragically died earlier this year.
And their efforts have raised more than £1,000 so far – with funds still coming in.
Principal of Oak Academy, Richard Burgas, said: “The Rainbow Run was a huge success and I’d like to praise all the students and our staff for their enthusiasm and brilliant fundraising efforts.
“We are a very close-knit community and pull together to support causes that our close to our heart.
“Everyone at the school was deeply saddened to hear of Jack Gudge’s passing and this event gave us the opportunity to support the memorial fund set up in his name.
“Ashley’s Birthday Bank has also been our chosen charity for the year and does sterling work in ensuring children from poorer families in Bournemouth get to receive gifts at Christmas and for their birthdays.”
The Rainbow Run was mile long course across the school field.
Throughout the course were stations in which the students were covered in powder of all the colours of the rainbow.
The powder itself was made by teacher and organiser of the event, Claire Gover.
She said: “It was a privilege to organise this event and I’m so pleased it went well and we’ve raised lots of money for two very great causes.”
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