A Marathon Effort!

Year 3 teacher, Mrs Sutcliffe, will take on the challenge of competing in 26 sports over the weekend – all in her back garden and all for charity!

As many in the Westholme community may know, Mrs Sutcliffe and her husband Bob, regularly raise endless amounts of money for charity. Things have not changed despite the lock-down situation we find ourselves currently in.

On Sunday, Mrs Sutcliffe had been due to take part in the London Marathon along with one of our support staff members, Mrs Street, but this has obviously been cancelled. Due to the current Government restrictions, many charities are struggling for money because events like the London Marathon are being cancelled.

Showing plenty of Westholme spirit, Mrs Sutcliffe has decided to compete in her own charity event this weekend, so she can still raise money for the charity, Epilepsy Action. She will do 26 sports over the weekend in her garden including running, cycling, Nordic Walking and even paddle boarding on her pond!

Her husband, Bob, a superb painter for charity, will also be painting for 26 hours, with all the money he raises going to NHS workers and hospitals. Bob has already painted some special pictures which have been gifted to NHS workers connected to the Westholme family.

The final event of their weekend covers the last 0.2 miles of the normal marathon distance and will see the two family dogs go head to head on a dog agility course!

In these difficult times, it is so touching to hear that the Westholme family are doing their bit for charity.  Good luck, Jan, Bob (and dogs!). We can’t wait to hear how you get on.

UPDATE: 27th April 2020

Congratulations, Jan and Bob, on completing the challenge and for raising more than £3600 for Epilepsy Action!

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