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Total raised so far

65%

£130 of £200 target by 7 supporters See breakdown

+£30 Gift Aid

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4 days ago

Kimberly Gregory

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Great work long legs

5 days ago

Ben

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

good luck mate!

5 days ago

Garth Bushell

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

6 days ago

Dunc

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Chris!

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Amy

£10.00

Good luck!!

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Georgina Bill

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Run Chris run 😀

3 weeks ago

The Faulkners

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Chris! X

Chris Baker is raising money for Speed Communications supporting Ablaze

Lil' Chris runs 20k for Ablaze

Event date: 19th June 2021


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Speed Communications’ chosen charity, Ablaze exists to tackle inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England region. Research suggests that this inequality has increased due to reduced access to education for school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds during lockdown.

To help Ablaze bridge this gap, we’re tracking a collective 100km on the weekend of 19/20 June, just before lockdown restrictions lift across England. The distance can be covered by running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing.

Recent estimates show that over 70 million children worldwide will not acquire basic literacy skills by their 10th birthday in 2021, a critical milestone at which children transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’. This has been exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19.

In the UK, government figures indicate that 200,000 students in their final year of primary school now face the reality of starting secondary school with low literacy: an increase of 30,000 students over the past year. The Sutton Trust’s Learning in Lockdown report (Jan 2021) also revealed that 84% of teachers believe COVID-19 has further widened the attainment gap between pupils from different social backgrounds.

Alongside our regular volunteer reading scheme, the Speed 100k will help fund Ablaze to close this gap for the most disadvantaged pupils in the West of England.


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