A fund-raising 10K race to raise money for a number of projects at Bishop Monkton Primary School is taking place this Saturday 30th September.
The ‘Beckbusters’ 10K is being sponsored by our office in Ripon and the team will be on-hand throughout the day handing out goodie bags and running competitions in aid of the school.
School governor, Rebecca Owen, is one of a dedicated team organising the event, she said: “We have 112 pupils at our small friendly village school, and another 23 in the nursery. We are currently building a forest school so children can enjoy learning and play outside, which we have already raised funds for, but there is always the need for more money to support future projects. That is why we decided to do the race, and we asked all the children at the school to take part in a competition to name it.
“Nine year old Grace Daly came up with the name ‘Beckbusters’ as competitors will be running through the village beck. Another pupil, eleven year old Grace Nelson, won the logo design competition. I met Chris O’Mahony from Dacres at another local school fund-raising event that they were sponsoring, and he was incredibly helpful and keen to support us in our mission to raise funds to enhance learning at the school.
“We are so grateful for the company’s support, and that of the two pubs in the village who are already onside, as are so many of the villagers, parents and friends of the school. We are hoping to attract 400 hundred runners for the 10K and will also be putting a shorter 2K fun run on for the children and anyone else who would like to take part which starts at 10am.”
Area manager and senior associate, Chris O’Mahony, from the Ripon office said: “Our firm has operated in Ripon for 40 years and is the top performing agent in the area. Over the years we have become heavily involved with the community and have numerous sponsorship agreements with local sports clubs and charitable groups. For the second year in a row we sponsored the Fountains 10K and 2K fun run and we’re looking forward to helping out with the Bishop Monkton ‘Beckbusters’ 10K this weekend.”
Our Ripon branch currently sponsors North Stainley Cricket Club and Ripon Rugby Club, including a player sponsorship of Ben Buckley, who works for the branch as a sales valuer.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Ripon office on 01765 605151.