Si­mon gets fired up for char­ity run

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A SCHOOL prin­ci­ple is join­ing hun­dreds of head­teach­ers across the coun­try in a com­bined ef­fort for char­ity.

Dr Si­mon Hyde, head­mat­ster at King’s, will be dust­ing off his run­ning gear to take part at a char­ity run on St An­drews beach - the same beach where the epic scene from the film Chariots of Fire was recorded.

The team from the Head­mas­ters’ and Head­mistresses’ Con­fer­ence (HMC) hope to raise £200,000 for Unicef’s world­wide ap­peal to va­ci­nate chi­dren in the de­vel­op­ing world for tetanus.

A keen walker and sel­dom run­ner, Si­mon said: “Ev­ery nine min­utes a new born baby dies from neona­tal tetanus which is pre­ventable with a sim­ple vac­cine. “This is un­ac­cept­able. “That’s why I am join­ing my fel­low head­teach­ers on Oc­to­ber 7 to recre­ate the fa­mous ‘Chariots of Fire’ beach run. To­gether we want to raise enough money to pro­tect 6.25 mil­lion chil­dren from tetanus.”

He added: “It’s not go­ing to be a pretty sight and I doubt if any­one would want to lis­ten Vangelis while watch­ing, more like ‘My Old Man Said Fol­low the Van,’ but it is won­der­ful cause to which we all want to con­trib­ute.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the work of Unicef or HMC go to www.unicef. org.uk and www.hmc.org. uk.

To do­nate to Dr Hyde’s chal­lenge go to just­giv­ing. com/Si­mon-Hyde3.

●● Dr Si­mon Hyde, head of King’s School.

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