Michael rallies his troops with half-term active fund-raiser

Date published: 22 February 2021


A determined primary school teacher from Chadderton organised a fundraising event over half term called ‘Keep Moving for Young Minds’.

Michael McAndrew asked teachers and children from his school (St Marys RC Primary in Levenshulme) to sign up to challenge themselves to a physical activity every day of the half term break, and so far they have raised £1,580 (following a £1,000 initial target) for young people’s mental health charity, Young Minds.

Michael and his girlfriend, Sinead Taylor, who is also a teacher at St Margaret Marys RC Primary in New Moston, completed 10km runs every day, while others took on 10km bike rides and lots of other ideas.

One of Michael’s pupils completed 10,000 steps every day. 

Michael’s friends finished their final 10km run in Heaton Park yesterday (Sunday). 

The fundraising page is still open.

If you’d like to donate, please click here

Michael said: “As teachers, we know how difficult this last year has been for many of not just the children we teach, but children all over the UK.

“This is why, over half term, we wanted to challenge ourselves to these activities.

“We knew that keeping active over half term would be good for our own mental health and help keep us active during half term.”


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