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Avoch Primary School teachers joined by Black Isle pupils for last leg of month-long 100-mile run for baby loss charity SiMBA as total raised revealed


By Hector MacKenzie

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TEACHERS at a Black Isle primary school have raised over £1100 for SiMBA, a charity that responds to the needs of those affected by the loss of a baby, after a month of running.

The dedicated quartet at Avoch Primary – Ciorstaidh MacPhee, Allyson Young, Helen Webster and Louise Ross – clocked up over 100 miles over the course of March and were then joined on the final day of their challenge by the whole school running a mile around its play pitch.

Head teacher Lynsey Third said: "It was lovely to have the whole school outside doing something together for such a worthwhile cause. The four staff that took part in the run have done an amazing job so we were keen to celebrate this as a whole school."

The whole school got involved in celebrating the run.
The whole school got involved in celebrating the run.

The teachers said it was a fantastic charity that had been a great support to a friend following the loss of her son, Connall Thomson.

SiMBA gets involved in a number of activities including donating memory boxes to maternity and neonatal units so they can be gifted to parents at the time of the loss of their baby.

The memory boxes are used to capture the most precious memories and time together. It also offers support groups, online support, events that bring families together to honour their baby and educational study days to support healthcare professionals.

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