Simon gets fired up for charity run
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.