Volunteers from Derwen College were out in force to help out at this year’s Shrewsbury Half Marathon. Ten volunteers from the specialist college were given the task of handing our medals to all the runners who took part, and giving them refreshments as they came over the finish line.
This is the first year that Derwen College – a residential and day college for students with learning difficulties and disabilities – has helped out at the popular event, and each volunteer said they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
More than 2000 runners signed up to run the Shrewsbury Half Marathon, two of whom were running to raise funds for Derwen College.
Georgi Cleveley from Shrewsbury and Katie Griffith from Morda, near Oswestry, completed the run and were presented with their medals by Derwen College volunteers. Georgi has already raised more than £500.
Well done to both runners!
There’s still time to sponsor Georgi at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=GeorginaCleveley&pageUrl=1