Apex Action Supports 10K Wolf Run Charity Challenge

Apex Action is delighted to sponsor Selina Morgan, School Business Manager of Chase Terrace Technology College (CTTC), as she competes in a 10K Wolf Run fundraising challenge this month.  All proceeds will go towards the £50,000 needed for a replacement lift in the CTTC main school building to assist year 8 student Dan Ball.

On Sunday 14 April 2019, Selina will join ‘Team Howlers’, a seven-strong team of friends who will attempt to conquer the Wolf Run in Warwickshire.  This hardcore event will test the physical & mental strength of every participant as they tackle a combination of mud runs, trail runs & obstacle runs.

Dan Ball is a year 8 student with a rare genetic condition. Dan suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy & requires the use of an electric wheelchair to move around school.  The new lift will enable Dan to access art, computing & other lessons on the first floor with his friends.

When asked what a new lift would mean to him, Dan Ball responded:

“Having the new lift will improve my school life drastically.  It will allow me to access the same places as my peers, so I’m not excluded from lessons.  Most importantly however, it means other pupils who need the lift as well as me can also access lessons upstairs & have independence”.

Selina Morgan, School Business Manager of CTTC commented:

“I have been training for this over the last few months & although I am frequently running 10Km the combination of mud & obstacles is going to make this a real challenge!  Any donation however large or small will be very much appreciated!”

The Wolf Run challenge is part of a wider “School Improvement Fund” initiative which aims to raise a total of £100,000 by July 2020.  The first £50,000 will fund the replacement lift.  An investment of £15,000 will go towards their Accelerated Reading programme for year 8 & 9 students.  A further £35,000 will support the renovation of Lees Hall, a facility available for community hire.

So far £7,000 has been raised.  The school has launched its own Lottery & donations have been received from non-uniform days, a Christmas raffle, World Book Day & parental contributions.  In June 2019, Nik Mason, Deputy Headteacher of CTTC, featured holding her wet suit in the photo above with Selina, will also participate in the Great North Swim!

To find out more & donate to Team Howlers visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-howlers”.

To find out more about the CTTC School Improvement fund visit www.cttc.staffs.sch.uk/school_improvement_fund.html

“Apex Action” is Apex’s volunteering & funding initiative for school & community projects.  They are always up for a challenge & doing something a bit different!  If you’d like to see whether they can support your project contact Debbie on debbie.snelson@apexconnected.com or call 01948 302066 to discuss further.