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Haileybury runners to take on marathons

Pupils and teachers are putting on their running shoes to raise vital funds for young people in Uganda.

This Sunday (4 October), Haileybury’s Master Joe Davies (pictured) will compete in the Bournemouth Half Marathon with his wife Ginny.

Then on Sunday 11 October a team of 17 Haileybury runners will take on the challenge of the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in Hyde Park. The runners include four teachers, 11 Sixth Form pupils, and two Old Haileyburians.

All funds raised will go towards a project that aims to transform lives and livelihoods in Uganda and is being delivered by the Haileybury Youth Trust (HYT), a Non- Governmental Organisation.

‘One Village at a Time’ aims to transform 10 Ugandan villages over a five year period. Young Ugandans are trained to build low-cost, low-carbon homes and schools and install water tanks. The aim is to not only give the trainees valuable new skills, independence and employment, but to help them to transform their own villages and communities.

HYT’s Director Russell Matcham said: “Thank you to our runners for their wonderful support. We would like to wish everyone the best of luck and thank them for their hard work both training and fundraising. Here at Haileybury Youth Trust we are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year, and all the funds raised will make a real difference to the lives of young Ugandans and to their communities.”

To sponsor Haileybury’s Master Joe and his wife Ginny, please go to: www.justgiving.com/JoeandGinnyDavies

To sponsor the team of 17 Haileybury runners taking on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, please go to: www.justgiving.com/teams/rphm

Find out more about the Haileybury Youth Trust.