Sixteen members of staff from the College have taken part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run, raising money for Headway.

Over 40,000 runners took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run in May. The Run is Britain’s premier 10km race and was first staged in 2003. It was devised by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist and BBC sports commentator Brendan Foster. It takes in all the top sights of central Manchester and has become increasingly popular with celebrity runners.

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has a long history of supporting charitable endeavors, whether by holding cake sales or taking part in grueling physical challenges! The College entered a team of sixteen staff members: Adele Stansfield, Amir Saeed, Bronwen Stronach, Craig Midgley, Georgina Holt, Gill Sibson, Jacqui Ashton, Janine Pollard, Lesley Baxendale, Mark Rosenthal, Michelle Chapman, Morag Davis, Sarah Commons, Stephen Walsh, Tony Booth and Waqar Naweed.

The team decided to fundraise for Headway, the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through a range of frontline services run from its Nottingham base and via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK, Headway provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

Headway relies heavily on donations and so the College team was proud to raise a fantastic £417 to help them continue their amazing work!