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Marathon Fundraising Goal for Mr Oxenham

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Philosophy and Ethics Teacher at Gordano School, Michael Oxenham, has launched himself into a mammoth training regime in order to prepare for a place in the London 2018 Marathon on 22nd April 2018.

Mike is running to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation, a UK based charity that supports good mental health for all. The goal of the charity is to search for the causes and reasons for poor mental health issues, and to support those who have mental health problems.

Mike commented in his fundraising page,

“[T]he Mental Health Foundation …are keen to find and address the sources of mental health problems and I am a firm believer in the old sentiment that prevention is always better than a cure - it is better to be proactive, rather than reactive.”

Running 26.2 miles is certainly an active way to raise awareness of the charity. Mike is hoping to raise upwards of £2000 over the next few months, and is already training hard for the event. Staff and students at Gordano School are keen to support the teacher as he moves towards his fundraising goal. He has already raised £900 and is keen to see how much money he can generate for this charity.

Acting Headteacher, Tom Inman, commented,

“Mike is an excellent role model for students at Gordano School. I was delighted to hear that he had a place at next year’s London Marathon, and that he is able to support his chosen charity in this way. ”

If you would like to support Mike by making a donation, you can find details of his fundraising page online. Gordano School will be tweeting out updates on Mike’s training regime, and are looking forward to seeing the teacher as he crosses the finish line in April.

Mike’s Fundraising page:

 http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=michaeloxenham

More info about the charity Mike is supporting below:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk