Deputy head’s race to help young children in need

Sarah Dagnall.

Sarah Dagnall.

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Morecambe deputy head Sarah Dagnall will be running the race of her life next month to help children in need.

Sarah, who is from Garstang, has secured her place in the Morrisons Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 10, and is urging other participants to join her in supporting the NSPCC.

Sarah, 35, is deputy head teacher at Torrisholme Community Primary School in Morecambe, and because of her work, cares a lot about the wellbeing of children.

She said: “Through the very nature of my job, I know how many children and families are in need of support from charities like the NSPCC and the great work they do.

“This will be my first running event for the children’s charity.

“I only began running in September so I feel really pleased with the progress I have made.

“I’ve definitely got the bug and am excited to raise as much as I can for vulnerable children and young people.”

“I’m now looking forward to race day itself and being part of such a large event where the atmosphere is set to be electric.”

Money raised for the NSPCC through this year’s Morrison’s Great Manchester Run could help to fund NSPCC services including the NSPCC ChildLine Schools Service Appeal, which aims to reach every primary school in the UK and ensure that children recognise abuse, understand how to protect themselves, and where to go for help if they need it.

Claire Arnott, NSPCC fundraising manager said: “Every year, thousands of people from across the region come together to be part of the NSPCC’s Great Manchester Run team, raising vital funds to help protect vulnerable children and young people across the north west and the UK. We couldn’t continue to provide our services, which are a lifeline to many children, without the support of people like Sarah. We wish her the best of luck with her training and the race day itself and would appeal to others with a place in the event to run for the NSPCC.”

To support Sarah visit: www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Dagnall-NSPCC2015