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West Norfolk parents climb Three Peaks to raise money for village school

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A group of West Norfolk parents are readying to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for their village school.

The team of nine, who formed in September last year through a social media campaign known as the School Run Run, aims to climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours on August 31.

By walking over 37 kilometres, climbing more than 10,000 feet and driving nearly 1,830 kilometres, the parents are hoping to raise £3,000 to help secure two new developments at Ingoldisthorpe Primary School.

Parents attempt the National 3 peaks challenge to raise money for much needed space (2674640)
Parents attempt the National 3 peaks challenge to raise money for much needed space (2674640)

Headteacher Sean Wright said: “Fundraising is such an important part of education in today’s ever changing landscape.

“It’s wonderful to see so many parents, staff and children committing their time, energy and skills to benefit our school community.”

The developments include a new outdoor log cabin classroom which is expected to provide youngsters with a “much needed space” and a stage piano which will strengthen the school’s music provision.

The log cabin classroom, which is estimated to cost around £8,000, will offer the school a space for music, art, and reading lessons as well as intervention sessions for small groups of children.

Parent and regular runner Lexy Ridgway thought the National Three Peaks Challenge would be a “great way to raise money” to subsidise the school’s two new developments and was quick to put together a team of like-minded parents to form a challenge group.

The fundraising team has taken to social media to raise awareness of their upcoming challenge and is asking anyone who is interested in helping them complete their goal to donate online.

To donate to their GoFundMe page, visit https://www.gofundme.com/going-for-ingoldisthorpe. Alternatively, to keep up-to-date with their challenge follow them on social media by searching the hashtag #GoingForIngoldisthorpe.

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