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Ultimate Test For Teachers In Memory Of Harry
Two primary teachers from Croston, Lancashire, will face the ultimate test in memory of a former pupil.
By: Tick The Publicity Box cic
In October 2011, the school tragically lost one of its much-loved Year 6 pupils, Harry Cuming, to asthma.
Claire Procter said: “Everybody at the school was devastated by the loss of Harry however we all continue to be inspired by his positive love of life and his ability to take on challenges.
“We’ve set ourselves the ultimate challenge of running the Virgin London Marathon to raise funds for Asthma UK in memory of Harry, so we can help to reduce asthma deaths in the future and ultimately find a cure.”
Asthma is serious. Every 7 minutes, someone is admitted to hospital as a result of their asthma. Each day, three people die from an asthma attack however as many as 90% of these deaths are preventable.
And the fund raising initiative has been welcomed by Harry’s father, Dwayne Cuming. He said: "Harry changed lives when he was alive and he still continues to do so now. Harry appreciated life more than most because he had come close to losing it a few times in the past. He realised how fragile it really is. He will be so proud of everyone involved in helping raise this money.
“Other children with asthma will benefit from every penny raised and children's lives will be saved and will continue to be saved until a cure is found. Harry loved his family so much especially his little brother Lewis. They were inseparable, yet they were like chalk and cheese. This condition has devastated a family, friends, a school and a community.
“We will never rest until a cure is found, and neither will Harry. We wish everyone the best of luck in their quests and to let them know that we are all so very proud and humbled.”
Meanwhile, the teachers say they continue to be inspired by their pupils. Phil Lowry added: “Just recently, the 'Trinity' girls cross country team won the district championships with two pupils in the top three, while the boy’s team came fourth overall.
“Our hope now is that we can turn all the positive support we’re getting into donations and reach the £3000 target.”
The simplest way to make donations is online at: www.justgiving.com/
Headteacher, Kay Beatty, said: “We wish them every success in running the 26.2 miles. They have done incredibly well to fit in a gruelling training schedule with their school commitments.”