Djamila Boothman

Run The River 2022

Fundraising for Teach First
£900
raised of £600 target
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Event: Run the River 2022, from 19 September 2022 to 25 September 2022
Run The River 2022
Campaign by Teach First (RCN 1098294)
We're celebrating ten years of our twilight charity run along the River Thames. But our fight to put an end to wasted potential is far from over. Sign up for Run the River 2022 and help every young person get the opportunities they deserve.

Story

I am taking part in Run the River 2022.

I am not a runner. I am not sporty. In fact, many have pointed out that I always seem to disappear around the time of the teacher race at Sports Day!

That being said, I am a woman who is passionate about education as a vehicle for societal change.

I am an English Teacher, an Assistant Headteacher, a DSL. I
entered the classroom, knowing that simply talking about building a fairer future was insufficient when less than half of disadvantaged students (45%) meet the minimum entry requirement for most options after school  (passing English and maths).

As a Teach First Ambassador and Trustee, I am committed to playing my part to end educational disadvantage as I see the impact that deprivation, poverty and challenging home living circumstances can have on a child's development and progress at school.

It’s Teach First's 20th anniversary year and so in spite of what I’m not (a runner!) I am going to run 5k and fundraise so that Teach First can continue to work with the schools facing the toughest challenges. I want to raise at least £400 because it would provide an hour's careers session for 50 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Careers guidance is transformational for young people so please donate if you can … and wish me luck crossing the finish line!

About the campaign

We're celebrating ten years of our twilight charity run along the River Thames. But our fight to put an end to wasted potential is far from over. Sign up for Run the River 2022 and help every young person get the opportunities they deserve.

About the charity

Teach First

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RCN 1098294
Our mission to end educational inequality drives everything we do. We seek, develop and support teachers and leaders who are determined to make a difference where it's needed most. We're fighting to make our education system work for every child.

Donation summary

Total raised
£900.00
+ £135.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£900.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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