On Sunday 7th May, a sea of Rossall students strolled up Blackpool’s promenade, ready for the annual 10K Fun Run, in aid of Trinity Hospice and Brian House. This year saw a terrific turnout of over 50 members of the Rossall community entering the race. For the second year running, Rossall was privileged to be chosen to push Trinity Hospice’s hospital bed – a touching reminder of the reasons behind the race. At the klaxon, staff and students set off among the thousands of other racers. The sun was shining and Blackpool’s sea was sparkling blue which made running all the easier. Year 12 students, David Goma (MC) and James Amor (MC) were the first Rossall residents to cross the finish line, with an amazing time of 46 minutes. Just shy of 20 minutes later, the bed appeared on the horizon and the Rossall team were greeted with thunderous applause, as they made their way to the finishing line.
Trinity Hospice’s Shirley Morgan said: “Huge thank you to everyone from Rossall who took part. It was an amazing turnout and I really think the team did Rossall proud. Several people I have spoken to since mentioned ‘the bed’ and what an incredible achievement it was. When Radio Wave announced that ‘the bed is here!’ and a big cheer went up from the crowd on the home straight, it made me feel quite emotional!
To all the staff and all the pupils, please pass on our thanks. It felt like the culmination of an amazing year of fundraising and support from the school – both seniors and juniors – and we really appreciate everything Rossall has done for us.
If any of the pupils want to come for a look around the hospice during the summer term, just let me know. It’s nice to be able to show them what a difference they make.”
There is still time to donate and sponsor our runners for taking part. It is for a wonderful cause. Please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RossallSchoolBedPush
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