6th June 16
Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester dusted off their running shoes to join thousands of others when they took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for the PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.
The team of students and teachers raised £400, completing the gruelling 10k race in memory of Ben Stollery, one of the college’s A-Level students who died recently. The proud runners trained hard for months so they could finish the race and reach their fundraising goal.
Abbey College Manchester Principal, Liz Elam, accompanied the staff members and students in running the event. She said: “It was a delight to join the inspirational team to raise money for a fantastic cause. PAPYRUS does brilliant work to support young people who are struggling and it is close to our hearts.”
“The Bupa Great Manchester Run is a great opportunity for the students and staff to experience working as a team, develop communication skills and confidence, raise money for charity which will be invaluable on a job or university application and it will give them a feeling of satisfaction that something special has been achieved for a good cause.”