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Flint High School teachers run London Marathon for charity

AFTER months of training, two dedicated teachers raced their way to the finish line of the London Marathon to raise £3,600 for charity.

Flint High School teachers Victoria Smith and Rhiannon Ellis completed the marathon to raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which helped fellow teacher John Champney, who lost his son Guy to the condition known as hypotrophic cardio myopathy, or Sudden Death Syndrome, in 2009 – aged 34.

The teachers also organised a fundraising evening at Mold Rugby Club, where the Flint Male Voice Choir and a number of solo artists from the school performed raising more than £900 for the charity.

Rhiannon said: “Doing the London Marathon was an amazing experience. We were blown away by the amount of support from friends and family who came especially to support us. Money is still coming in, and the school and students are also involved with several innovative fundraising schemes so we’re confident that this total will increase further.

He added: “We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their efforts and generosity in helping raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.”

Anyone wishing to contribute can still do so by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Flint2 or texting BRAM47 £2 to 70070.