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Primary School Children Raising Awareness & Funds For Asbestos Diseases

Children from Earls Colne Primary School in Essex took to the streets of London on Saturday 21st April 2024 to take part in the TCS mini marathon.

The children raised important funds for the school by taking part.

In addition, 9 year old Esmae, had previously shown a presentation at school for their "what would I do if I was prime minister" project and talked about asbestos and she decided that she would like to raise funds for people affected. A fundraising page was set up to support mesothelioma and asbestos disease sufferers. The fundraising page has been a great success and has raised over £1000.00.

We had the privilege of Jules of 100 hat challenge, kindly agreeing to make hats for the children to wear and one extremely crazy hat for parent runner, Mr Rashid.

Mr Rashid completed the run with the children whilst wearing the hat! The children and Mr Rashid could be seen from a distance!

We were very lucky to have the support of volunteer, Denise Burwell, who was a great help throughout the day and our Head of Service Jodie Bull, had the opportunity to highlight the children running from Earls Colne Primary School in Essex and the significance of the hats during an interview with TCS staff member.

The children were also very excited at the finish line when they had the opportunity to meet The Body Coach, Joe Wicks when collecting their medals.

We would like to thank everyone involved and especially the children for running and raising awareness of asbestos diseases.

If you would like to contribute to this fundraising event please visit:

If you have been affected by an asbestos disease or would like to find out more information about fundraising please contact

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