Big Walk/Big Run
Our CLF Big Walk and Run started as a running event that staff took part in annually at the Bristol 10k. In recent years the event has spiralled and is now a form highlight of our Big Calendar. This year, we are attempting to run 11,622 miles (a mile for every child in our trust) and raise the equivalent in funding (£11,662) for our most disadvantaged children.
We are running throughout the month of May and our staff and children are committing to walking or running a number of miles towards the cause. The event promotes mental health and wellbeing through activity to support our children to engage with education on a deeper level following the fairly challenging year we have all had. Our curriculum offer supports children to prepare for healthy lifestyles in a variety of ways; being physically active, learning the skills and knowledge associated with being an athlete, taking care of our wellbeing and understanding supportive strategies to maintain good mental health; this event speaks to all of these priorities.
Each staff participant receives a t shirt which we wear and share proudly in selfies via social media throughout the event, look out for the hashtags #CLFBigRun or #CLFBigWalk on social sites throughout the month of May to see how we are getting on.
In addition to our staff and children pledging miles, we have also been joined by some celebrity friends of the trust who are supporting us in raising the profile of this event and boosting our fundraising totals. This year we are joined by Charlie Cox, Romy Gill, Ben Smith, Roger Black, The Bristol Flyers Basketball Team and Mr Motivator, who will be sharing their Big Run pledges and stories of support via social media. Mr Motivator is also running a special training session to get us all in the mood for some activity!
How can I get involved?
If you are a member of Staff or a Student you can submit your miles to help us get to our goal of 11,662 miles over the month of May. You can also support us by donating.