In support of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH) charity, staff from Bristnall Hall Academy have raised over £1,000 by taking part in the annual Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k run on Sunday 30th April 2017.
Led by Principal Vince Green, a team of six academy staff took part in the event. The team ran to raise funds to create a sensory room in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. The team set an initial target of £500 but with donations pouring in from colleagues, pupils, family and friends, fundraising has now reached almost £1,100. PE teacher Elliot Brown and science teacher Jamie Granger were amongst the first 200 participants to complete the course. They were joined by the academy’s Head of Maths Angela Hardman, maths teacher Anna Douma and Mandeep Kaur who is Learning Resource and Community Centre Manager at the academy.
The money that has been raised is part of a larger appeal by the SWBH Your Trust Charity to raise funds for special projects and facilities to enhance the existing service provisions to a first-class experience for its young patients. This is one of the many charities the academy has supported. The whole BHA community prides itself on championing local causes and having the opportunity to support all the children of Sandwell and Birmingham who may have to use provisions of SWBH.
Vince Green, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy said “The race was a fantastic team effort from Bristnall Hall Academy staff for a great local cause. We look forward to further collaboration with SWBH Charity to support the amazing work they do for the people of Sandwell and West Birmingham.”
Elliot Browne, PE teacher at Bristnall Hall Academy said, “It was great running for such an amazing charity and I was able to complete it in one of my personal best times.”Back to News