Students of the Arthur Terry School have put together a team of over 100 students set to run in the annual Great Midlands Fun Run on 5 June. This year, following on from a tradition now at Arthur Terry, select runners will be sprinting in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, following Stephen’s Story.
In May 2014, Stephen lost his battle to cancer, but not before raising over £3.6 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He was an inspiration to many through his personality and the way he allowed others to experience what he was going through. The support via social media set Stephen apart from the rest immediately, and led him on to become a known fundraiser and extraordinarily special boy.
Last year, the Arthur Terry runners raised significant funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, alongside other events too which followed Stephen’s Story. Jane Sutton, Stephen’s mother, hosted a series of assemblies last year at the Arthur Terry School on Stephen’s “Bucket List”.
However, alongside the Teenage Cancer Trust runners, other students from Arthur Terry are also completing the well-known local course for different reasons. In aid of the upcoming South Africa trip, select students are running to raise money for the schools Rondevlei and Ruigtevlei, which are under-privileged primary schools with long standing links to Arthur Terry.
The popular 8.5 mile route is a well-known event often used as a fundraiser for various charities or organisations close to peoples’ hearts. Students and staff are participating in this run, with teachers Nick Blunt and Claire Wilson on board too. The team are excited to participate in this run, and alongside this, ex-pupil and former Head Boy, Tracey Spare, is the Fun Run organiser for the event.
Wishing the best of luck to all participating in this year’s Great Midlands Fun Run for all charities!