27 Oasis Academy Oldham staff run miles for the 2.6 Challenge
A group of teachers from a secondary school in the heart of Oldham recently took part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge.
The teachers from Oasis Academy Oldham all ran a variety of different distances from their own homes and accumulated over 160 miles for the nationwide 2.6 Challenge.
The total amount raised by the 27 teachers so far is over £1,700 for Marie Curie, and that number continues to rise daily. Their original goal was to raise £262.
The 2.6 Challenge was created in response to the many fundraising events in the UK that have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, there will still be a significant impact on many charities.
Chis Mason, Head of Physical Education at Oasis Academy Oldham said; “I spoke to Lynn at Marie Curie and she has told me that this donation will allow the charity to provide 73 hours of nursing care or eight whole evening shifts.”
“We felt the need to get involved with the 2.6 Challenge so that our own charity would benefit our community, but also so that we could show our pupils that in tough times their teachers were still going above and beyond to help others.”
“Charity work underpins all of our nine habits at school: patient, forgiving, self-control, humble, honest, considerate, hopeful, compassionate and joyful."
Dominique Gobbi, Principal at Oasis Academy Oldham, added; “I'm so proud of all the staff who got involved in the 2.6 Challenge. The superb effort championed by our Head of PE Chris Mason, is a fantastic example of the brilliant team spirit amongst our staff and student community.”
You can donate to Oasis Academy Oldham’s JustGiving page HERE.