A LEVEL PROVISION BACKS BURY MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Bury College staff run 10km

Bury College A Level staff put their best foot forward as they competed in the Bury 10k and raised an impressive £300 for a local charity.

Tutors from the Social Sciences department teamed together to raise essential funds for Bury Involvement Group (BIG), a mental health charity which through support and hope helps to improve the quality of life to those seeking mental health recovery.

Passionate about the mental well-being of Bury College students and staff, colleagues chose to back to BIG as they strongly believe in the importance of supporting local charities that would not be able to run if it was not for the donations they receive.

Prior to the race, A Level Psychology and Sociology staff participated in training which included attending local running groups. All five colleagues completed the race in under 67 minutes and were delighted with their achievements.

Kim Greenhalgh, Team Leader for A Level Psychology at Bury College said, “My colleagues and I feel very proud of our achievements. We all ran the race in really good time and for myself and other team members, it was the first 10k race we have ever completed. It is really important for us to take part in initiatives such as the Bury 10k as it show students and staff that if you put your mind to something you can achieve great things. We hope we have raised awareness of the great work BIG do and inspired staff and students to join us in the Bury 10k next year.  We want to make it an annual event and hope it gets bigger and bigger each year.”

All money raised came from generous donations from staff, students, former students and family and friends. Should you wish to make a donation or find out more about the work of BIG please visit the Just Giving page -  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/burycollege

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