Pupils race to raise: Miles for Mosaic mission gains momentum

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A wave of enthusiastic energy is set to sweep across Dorset’s schools as they team up for ‘Miles for Mosaic’, a fundraising initiative to support Mosaic, a Dorset charity that helps young people through bereavement. The campaign, already embraced by more than 20 local schools, begins the week after the London Marathon, on April 22nd. It gets pupils and staff to log miles collectively in order to ‘complete’ as many marathons as possible. It’s not just about getting active; it’s a concerted effort to raise vital funds and awareness for Mosaic’s crucial services.

Puddletown middle marathon 2023

Many of the schools involved with ‘Miles for Mosaic’ have previously had first hand contact with the charity, either for bereavement support for students or for teacher training on handling grief.

Last year’s event saw St Mary’s CE Middle School students and staff running a total of 1,816 miles, raising more than £1,000. At Burton Bradstock First School, the headteacher Mr Gough ran the London Marathon in less than three hours and he raised more than £5,000 with the school’s running club.

Jo Revill, CEO of Mosaic, expressed gratitude for the widespread school participation: “We are thrilled so many schools are taking part in Miles for Mosaic this year. It is a joy to see children running with their friends and it is vital for us as a charity to increase awareness of the service Mosaic offers to families in our county.

“Every pound that is raised goes towards supporting a child or young person who is struggling to come to terms with the grief they have experienced when they lose someone they love. Our service is vital but it needs funds more than ever, so we are bowled over by the schools’ involvement with us.”

How can you get involved?

Nominate a day or two in the week commencing 22nd April to coincide with London Marathon week and get your pupils (and teachers!) to run run run! Mosaic ask schools to arrange a Just Giving page and collect donations as sponsorship for the children. If you are a school or group that would like to take part in Miles for Mosaic, they would love to hear from you: zoe@mosaicfamilysupport.org 


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