This year the Gallions Music Trust had 3 runners signed up to take part in the 2020 Hackney Half Marathon and raise money for the Trust. Unfortunately the pandemic swept the country and the event was postponed. Gallions Music Manager Ashley Roye had other ideas though and wouldn’t let Covid-19 prevent him from putting on his running shoes and decided to run a half marathon around the school instead.
In the final week of term Ashley set off at 9:30 in the morning and began his 13.1 miles around the school. As he ran he was joined by different pupils and staff over the course of the morning running laps, getting in the way, making posters and cheering him on. He finished in just under 3 hours collapsing in the Music centre after completing the final yards!
So far he has raised over £400 for the Music Trust. You can still donate by clicking the link here.
We hope that this will be an annual school event moving forward any volunteers that are up for the challenge get in touch!