Running my first marathon to celebrate 70 years of Percy Hedley School!

Fundraising for Percy Hedley Foundation
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Event: Edinburgh Marathon 2023, on 28 May 2023
Percy Hedley Foundation

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We support disabled people in the NE to live their lives to the full


Over 70 years ago, my grandfather, Frank Wilkin, was part of a group of parents who started fundraising in order to set up a school for children with cerebral palsy. After a lot of hard work, dedication and donations, Percy Hedley School was opened in February 1953. 

My dad was recently clearing out a cupboard and found an old scrapbook Frank had collected of newspaper cuttings. This has given me a lot of insight into what they actually did. One of my favourite things was he wrote a letter to The Queen asking for a small gift to be auctioned. They received a 'canteen of cutlery' that was auctioned at a ball at Beamish Hall which brought £40, that would of been a lot of money in the 1950s!

In honour and memory of my grandfather and to celebrate 70 years of PHS being open, I am running my first ever marathon- The Edinburgh Marathon! So like grandfather, like granddaughter, I am fundraising for PHS. 

I have worked at Percy Hedley School for 9 years and have ran the last two Great North Run's as part of Team Vose, fundraising for Percy Hedley. Last September, Team Vose ran dressed as whoopie cushions😂 and I raised £280, but the money raised from this event will also be added to that pot, to buy something special for the children at Percy Hedley School ♥

I understand times are hard for us all, so any donation great or small would be greatly appreciated ❤❤❤

Thank you ♥

About the charity

Percy Hedley Foundation

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For over 70 years the Percy Hedley Foundation has delivered over 30million hours of care, education and support to tens of thousands of disabled people across the North East. With your support we will transform lives and offer every opportunity possible to live their lives to the full.

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