Poplar parent runs to Space?!?

by Community Inclusive Trust

Poplar parent runs to Space?!?  by Community Inclusive Trust cover photo

£590.00

raised by 40 donations

of £200.00 Target Goal

295%

The Story

“So, 2021 began almost where 2020 left off and once again home schooling has meant breaks from work are filled with maths, phonics, literacy and, in the case of Year 1 at Poplar Farm school, learning about all things space related! Whilst this has been a welcome distraction from the daily workload, I've discovered that my rocket making skills may need working on a little! In order to add some sense of normality to the current climate I have decided to set myself the ambitious goal of running the distance to the International Space Station (250 miles/403km) during the month of February, in order to raise money for our local school (Poplar Farm). Whilst I may have done some running in the past the fact that my trainers have spent more time in the garage than pounding the streets over the last 5 years, combined with reaching a notable age milestone this year (I know.....I can't believe I'm only 29 either), I thought this was a great way to do something positive for the school community and shift the countless tubs of miniature heroes consumed over the festive period. When this challenge is over I will hopefully emerge a few lbs lighter, a bit fitter, definitely a bit older and, most probably, sick of anyone mentioning anything space/distance related! Any donation you can spare would be greatly appreciated and hopefully make a small difference for the children when they return to school. Take care, stay safe and most of all look after each other! This last year has taught us that valuable lesson if nothing else. Thanks for taking the time to read my page.” Mark Bennett

Community Inclusive Trust

Yep, you heard right! Poplar Farm Primary School parent Mark Bennett, is intending to run 250 virtual miles to reach the International Space Station, a modular space station in low Earth orbit, to raise funds for the school.

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Poplar parent runs to Space?!? : Latest Donations

"Super awesome achievement well done ? "

Jonathan donated £10.00+ £2.50 on 2021/2/28 at 20:48.

"Well done Mark! ? Susan "

Susan donated £10.00+ £2.50 on 2021/2/28 at 20:42.

"Well done Poppy xxxxx"

Mary donated £20.00 on 2021/2/28 at 20:8.

"Well done Space Ranger! To infinity and beyond! "

Peter donated £10.00+ £2.50 on 2021/2/28 at 17:34.

"Well done Poppy for running the last bit with Daddy! Lots of love Nana and Grandad"

Louise donated £10.00 on 2021/2/28 at 17:9.

"Well done Mark, so proud of you - Mum "

Denise donated £10.00 on 2021/2/28 at 12:52.

"Well done, we are so proud of you! Not long to go now only 10k left to do. Lots of Love Lou and Poppy xx"

Louise donated £20.00+ £5.00 on 2021/2/28 at 10:0.