ONE of our Geography Teachers, Helen Melville, is putting her best foot forward for charity this month.

Helen, a Geography Teacher at King’s Ely Senior and who lives in Downham Market, Norfolk, is running 100 miles throughout November to raise as much money as she can for the Royal British Legion.

Helen said: “In what has been a very strange year, all our hugely valuable charities have suffered through the lack of large events and fundraising opportunities. I’m taking part in the Poppy Run this November to contribute to the RBL’s fundraising as I can’t be out collecting for poppies as I normally would be.

“I’ve challenged myself to run 100 miles over November. Obviously, this is a minimum of 3 miles a day plus a bit more, which is quite a step up from the 5-8 miles a week I presently run. If you can donate in support, it would be very much appreciated.

“The Poppy Appeal was founded to help those in need following a national crisis. Right now, the RBL is helping those who are isolated from family, facing homelessness, struggling to feed their children or who are in financial crisis. They are working tirelessly to ensure that those who have served are being looked after no matter what challenges they and the country faces. Your donation will mean they can continue to provide the life-changing support that our Armed Forces community needs and deserves.”

For more information about Helen’s challenge, or to donate, visit:

Good luck Helen – we are all rooting for you!

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