Deputy head’s marathon effort for food hamper appeal

Deputy head’s marathon effort for food hamper appeal

Stimpson Avenue Academy's deputy headteacher will be taking on a marathon challenge this weekend to raise money for a charity that provides much-needed food parcels to his school. 

Graham Trotter will be running 13 miles in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday (April 2) in aid of the McCarthy-Dixon Foundation. 

The Northampton-based charity provides many services to the local community, including donating food parcels to Stimpson Avenue Academy every half term for families in need of extra support. 

Mr Trotter said: “Running has been something that has come to me later in life.  Having gone back into the classroom after many years as Head of Sport, I often missed my time outdoors and I’ve now become a little addicted (my family may say obsessed!) to running in new places. 

“I've always done this for my own personal goal, but the opportunity to run for such a worthy cause was something I couldn't turn down.”  

He added: “I have my racing top at the ready – although our Year 6 pupils have offered to sponsor me if I run dressed like Cinderella!” 

Mr Trotter is accepting online donations in aid of the McCarthy-Dixon Foundation here.  

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