Education Matters for 1200 runners
01 October 2012
More than 1200 Teach First supporters took to the pavement in central London last Sunday in Teach First's inaugural 10k fundraising run.
The course started and finished at London's South Bank and took in many of the city's iconic sights along the way. Wearing t-shirts bearing the simple message 'Education Matters', runners ranged from teachers and ex-teachers to pupils from London schools, running club members and Brett Wigdortz, the founder and CEO of Teach First.
Vicky Winter, a Teach First employee taking part in the run, said, "It wasn't easy getting out of bed on a cold autumn morning but the atmosphere of the race really made it for me. The volunteers were a huge support along the route and not being a runner, I'm really proud I ran the whole way."
Wanda Pearce, Senior Officer in the Development team at Teach First, organised the event. She said: “It was great seeing so many people spending their Sunday morning supporting Teach First! Well done to everyone who took part. I’m still receiving comments from runners saying how our marshals helped spur them on so a special thanks to the 75 volunteers who helped make the day a success.”
Congratulations to the fastest male and females on the day, Toby Pearson and Natalie Seymour, while the fastest team was 'Running For President'. All funds raised will help ensure that every young person is given the same chances in life, no matter what background they are born into. So far over £63k has been raised for Teach First. Congratulations to all the runners who took part, and thank you for your support.