Marathon 2

Staff at I CAN’s Meath School take on a marathon of a challenge

When it was announced in early autumn 2015 that a new school minibus was needed for I CAN’s Meath School, a small group of staff from the school decided that a run-of-the-mill cake sale would not cut the mustard after an initial tentative attempt at fundraising at the Meath School Summer Fete only raised £120. So we had a crazy idea that we could make a dent in the huge cost of a minibus by running a marathon and so, we signed up for the 2016 Chester marathon, having been promised that it was the flattest (and hopefully easiest) marathon in the UK.

After months of strenuous training, the time finally came but the night before, we found out that the route was not actually flat and was actually hillier than the London marathon, which is considerably closer! But this did not dampen any spirits and team Meath were up bright and early to join the start line full of enthusiasm. It was all smiles at the end with all of the team finishing, but not so many smiles in between!

Having set up a Just Giving page, Meath School are nearly at their target, but we are still in need of some last minute donations to reach the target. The minibus is a necessity for the children at Meath School – it is used most days by the residential team to take children with speech, language and communication needs out on educational school trips and for extracurricular activities, such as choir concerts. It is vital that the school have a safe and reliable bus so that the children can continue to participate in and learn about the school’s local community, so please continue to support this cause by visiting their just giving page here. Thank you!