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Hundred miles for hundreds of smiles

Caton St Paul's Cycling team on climbing equipment with children, Jane Halpin and Denise Armer from Unique Kidz and Jane Drinkwater, sponsor from Drinkwater Mushrooms.

Caton St Paul's Cycling team on climbing equipment with children, Jane Halpin and Denise Armer from Unique Kidz and Jane Drinkwater, sponsor from Drinkwater Mushrooms.

Caton St Paul’s C of E Primary School in Brookhouse is joining with Unique Kidz and Co to kick off a new partnership.

The school has launched a campaign to raise funds for the local disabled children’s charity starting with a team of 15 staff, parents and friends of the school who will complete a 100-mile cycle challenge on July 11.

The team of 15 cyclists, led by headteacher Karen Price, will start their cycle challenge at 6am from the school and will take in Carnforth, Morecambe, Lancaster, Garstang and Broughton along the route.

Keen to follow the cycling team’s example, the 145 pupils of Caton St Paul’s will not be left on the sidelines in the ‘100 miles for 100s of smiles’ challenge.

The whole school will take part in a challenge to complete a 100 mile relay on the school field.throughout Friday 11th July involving every child from two years old to 11.

Both challenges will finish with a celebratory Summer Tea Party at the school from 5.30pm onwards for the cyclists, all the children, parents and community supporters.

Head Karen Price said: “Our aim is to develop a partnership with Unique Kidz and Co to share ideas and themes and best practice in both our after school clubs.

“We believe it’s very important that the children at St Paul’s develop an understanding of life for children outside of their own school to broaden their horizons and build their understanding of differences.

“We truly admire the work the charity does and want to support it in any way we can and that’s why the school is planning to fundraise for Unique Kidz and Co on an on-going basis.”

Denise Armer, co-founder of Unique Kidz and Co, said: “We wish everyone taking part in the ‘100 miles for 100s of smiles’ challenge the very best of luck and thank everyone involved.

“We are looking forward to building a partnership with the school which will benefit both our after school clubs in the future.”

The ‘100 miles for 100s of smile’ challenge has so far received support from a number of local businesses including Drinkwater Mushrooms of Lancaster, which has funded the team shirts and given generously to the charity, and Leisure Lakes Bikes of Lancaster which has provided the cycle team shirts and bicycle maintenance.

David Hayton’s Peugeot of Lancaster has provided the support vehicle for the cycle ride and Tesco, Carnforth has donated drinks, food and prizes for the cycle team and Summer Tea Party.

The team is seeking sponsorship from both businesses and individuals.

Anyone able to offer support can contact Karen Price on 01524 770241 or sponsor the cycling team via sponsor forms, Just Giving and in school.

 

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