Raising funds worth it in long run

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Run for it . . . (left) Preparing to race at The Great Naseby Water Race are Pip Tisdall and Dana Young next weekend. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Pip Tisdall and Dana Young are in for a long run to raise funds for the trust.

The duo will run 50km each at The Great Naseby Water Race next weekend.

Life Education teacher Mrs Tisdall said as a charitable organisation the pair had raised $3900 but hoped to reach $10,000.

The number of schools they would visit continued to increase.

“The areas we have been covering are growing so we are needing more help.”

The organisation did not want schools to pay for higher costs, so proceeds raised through the marathon would go to schools.

“It will go directly to the children in this area. Our money, our kids, our community, so it’s very much about us being in the community.”

She was “a little nervous” to participate in the long distance track as she had not raced more than 20km, she said.

“I know I won’t win the race but I will finish it.

“I really want to do my best and I am very determined.”

She had built-up her endurance in preparation for the marathon and ran in various weather conditions including hail and snow.

“Whenever I can I go for a run.

“So I’ve been out there running country roads and country hills.”

She acknowledged people who had shown their support for the Life Education Trust.

“A big thank you to everyone who has supported team Harold.”

  • To donate and support the cause go to their givealittle page: https://givealittle.co.nz/org/life-education-trust-heartland-otago-southland.