Assistant Head starts marathon training
Raising Money for 'Missing People'
Assistant Headteacher Jonathan Blower has begun his training for the London Marathon 2021 in order to raise money for 'Missing people', mental health and well-being.
Missing People is a charity in England, Wales and Scotland which aims to raise money for adults and children who go missing from home because of mental health and well-being issues. Currently, every 20 minutes somebody goes missing because of mental health, illness or depression.
Jonathan said, 'I have had the privilege of working with young people for many, many years. I would now like to support not only those who I work closely with on a day to day basis at Campion school, but also on a national level by fundraising in order to help and support others with issues in life that they may be facing.
I believe that it is important to support this charity at this particularly challenging time, this is for both adults and children. My focus is particularly thinking of children and young people from a pastoral care perspective in order to show them that, no matter how serious or difficult specific issues in life may be, there is always help and support on offer in order to help everybody feel safe, happy, confident and successful.
I am aiming to raise £5000 for this charity. This will be via advertising in the local area; advertising in the Leamington Spa Courier, through old university friends in Sunderland, local friends, relatives and neighbours, via my football team and through fundraising events at my school.'
This is the second time Jonathan has run this race - he ran it in 2004 to raise money for MS - multiple sclerosis - in memory of his father who passed away from the condition in 2018. See picture attached.
Click the link to find out more about the charity Home - Missing People