Today, two of the Elementa team are joining in the virtual journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats. They, together with the other participants will each take on 30 minute slots covering as many miles of this 874 mile journey as they can.
The Paula Radcliffe Centre reopens to the public on Monday 12th April 2021, and to celebrate this special day, they are holding this charity Land’s End to John O’Groats event in aid of UNICEF.
The event is taking place from 6am until 6pm on 12 April at The Paula Radcliffe Centre at Priory Community School, Weston-super-Mare. The funds raised will be donated to UNICEF.
If you would like to donate and support this worthy cause, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/prc-gym?newPage=True
Speaking about the event, Paula Radcliffe said:
“The importance of the centre reopening is huge for the wellbeing of all members of the community. All members of society have been impacted by this pandemic and the importance of physical activity and access to such centres has never been more vital.
“Physical activity and exercise supports both physical and mental health of all, children in particular need access to regular exercise for their health. Combining this with such an initiative to raise vital funds for UNICEF and concretely do something to help is an excellent idea and Good Luck to all involved.”
In the UK we have been able to return to full provision of education, yet this is not the case everywhere. Many children around the world, particularly in Yemen are faced with enormous challenges each day from ruined school buildings to teachers not turning up and having to teach themselves. The conditions they learn in are really tough, but they don’t miss a day.
Organiser Vanessa Mawford said:
“We are so delighted to be able to reopen the Paula Radcliffe Centre. To celebrate this, we want to help people in Yemen who are going through immense difficulties right now. We are urging people in the community to come and join our fundraiser. Paula is a brilliant advocate of fitness, health and education, and is a fitting name for our centre.”