A pink tutu for the head? Crazy hairstyles and beards? Hair dyed pink during assembly? All part of a £2,000 fund raiser by Ely school

PUBLISHED: 10:31 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:31 15 September 2015

Head Teacher, Simon Bainbridge, finishing the Grunty Fen Half Marathon in 1 hour 53 minutes wearing a pink tutu for sponsorship

Head Teacher, Simon Bainbridge, finishing the Grunty Fen Half Marathon in 1 hour 53 minutes wearing a pink tutu for sponsorship

A group of teachers and parents raised £2,000 by taking part in the Grunty Fen half marathon.

Team Highfield before the Grunty Fen Half MarathonTeam Highfield before the Grunty Fen Half Marathon

They were running in aid of Highfield School, Ely, which teaches children with additional educational needs.

Head teacher Simon Bainbridge encouraged sponsorship by saying he would run wearing a pink tutu if £1,000 was raised. He kept his promise as the total rose to £2,013. Teacher Danny Mills raised money by asking pupils to design a crazy hairstyle and beard - they shaved the sides of his head and dyed his hair pink during a school assembly before the race.

Money raised will help purchase interactive white boards to help children within their classrooms. Donations will still be gratefully received at www.virginmoney.comGiving by typing ‘Danny Mill’s into the ‘Sponsor a friend’ field.

Highfield Friends and Parents Association would like to thank everyone who supported and sponsored Team Highfield.


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