Marshland Pink Ladies Hockey Squads to undertake their annual charity 5k run
Marshland High School U16 and U14 Pink Ladies teams are undefeated again this year but are now facing a new challenge as they gear up for a charity run.
On Saturday July 2 squads will be doing their annual charity run in aid of local charities when they join runners in the King's Lynn Park Run.
The school participates once a year to help raise funds and awareness for Fenland women’s refuge and the help raise money for Pelicans Hockey Club’s new club house fund.
The school support these two charities as the girls hockey squads wanted to support local women and children in the area via Fenland Women’s refuge – a kind of “Girls helping out Girls” and also the Pelicans Hockey Club who continue to give out their world class pitches to all local schools to help the pupils in getting access to hockey.
Like all the other years the school squads will be wearing their Pink and dark blue strips and will definitely stand out from the crowd.
Paul Swinburn, a Pelican Hockey player and the school’s head of PE said “I am so very proud of these young pupils who range from 12 to 16 years old. They really want to make a difference and are looking forward to it.
"There could be up to 30 pupils running/walking as well as myself – I’ll be the one struggling at the back. It is lovely to be operating without restrictions again.
"It was cancelled for covid-19 reasons in the past and we managed a small amount or runners last year, just 15. I am hoping for more this time out. Over the years we have raised over £10,000 for local charities.”
If anyone would like to contribute then please contact Mr Swinburn via P.Swinburn@marshlandhigh.co.uk