Fountains 10k challenge to raise £10,000

Fountains CE Primary School pupils and headteacher Karen Butler prepare for next years 10k and fun run.
Fountains CE Primary School pupils and headteacher Karen Butler prepare for next years 10k and fun run.
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Organisers of the annual Fountains 10k in North Yorkshire have set an ambitious fundraising target of £10,000.

The race, now in its 19th year, is the main fundraising event for local school Fountains CE Primary School in Grantley.

This year race organisers have set themselves the challenge of raising £10,000 for much-needed IT equipment for the school which has more than 100 pupils.

The funds will enable a new interactive screen to be installed in the school hall and provide additional laptops for the children.

Yorkshire country cricketer Ryan Sidebottom is on board as patron of the charity behind the Fountains 10k which every year attracts huge numbers of runners.

Race director Mark Reed is appealing for sponsors as well as participants to get behind the 2017 10k, which is held on 2 April, to ensure the £10,000 target is reached.

Mark, whose children Evy, 9, and Asa, 7, are pupils at Fountains, said: “The 10k is the school’s big fundraiser of the year and we want 2017 to represent a step change in our children’s learning.

“We are all very proud of our event. We are grateful for the sponsors we have on board but we would welcome many more and of course we want as many people as possible to sign up to do the 10k and the fun run.”