The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the series comes from the owners of the Seathwaite checkpoint. This checkpoint is the first one the Lakeland 100 runners get to early on Friday evening. It is a crazy and chaotic checkpoint as the runners all descent upon it at once. The Seathwaite checkpoint have split their donation and their first nomination is Broughton In Furness CE Primary School.
The school is a small CE primary school of only 78 children. They have 3 mixed age classes and cater for a range of children. They are dedicated in their vision to help every child achieve their full potential in their lovely, nuturing environment. They celebrate all subjects but have a particular focus on all things outdoors. Forest Schools is part of their curriculum for all classes together with music (they recently won this years Cumbria Music Festival with their whole KS2 group of musicians).
The school have been wanting to purchase some outdoor weather kits for their older children and the £250 Epic Kidz donation has been gratefully received to help them to do this.