Last month the children at Birkby Infant & Nursey School completed their sponsored ‘Rainbow Run’ as part of their involvement in Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees, raising a fantastic £817 for The Kirkwood.
The school is one of many signed up to support the art trail this Autumn, putting their creative and collaborative skills to good use by designing their very own Snowdog pup, which has been very generously sponsored by Dewsbury Creative Town and Heritage Action Zone.
An additional fundraising event, the fun run was an opportunity for everyone to come together once again for The Kirkwood. The run was largely inspired by rainbows which are used throughout the school in a variety of ways. The children follow ‘rainbow rules’ to keep everyone safe, are given ‘rainbow tickets’ as rewards and even enter school through the ‘rainbow gate’. There has never been a more fitting name for a fundraiser!
Lucy and Rebecca, Year One Teachers at Birkby Infant & Nursey School decided to get involved with Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees to give the children an opportunity to shine and get creative. The pupils will be able to proudly show off their work to family and friends once the trail is live and, come November, the sculpture will be returned to the school where it will live as a special memento of their involvement in this exciting community event.
The school already participates in fundraising events for The Kirkwood and is keen to make more people aware of the many services the charity has to offer. Lucy comments: ‘We see our participation as a great way to help raise awareness of The Kirkwood. We hope this this trail will see lots of our families get involved in the trail, exploring our local area and learning about the place in which we live, as well as the work of The Kirkwood.’
Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees and The Kirkwood both have community at their core. While the art trail is all about connecting friends and families after years of hardship, its creation is motivated by the life-changing work of The Kirkwood, who provide round the clock support to those who need it across Kirklees.
To find out more about The Kirkwood’s mission to support people across Kirklees living with a life limiting illness, please visit www.thekirkwood.org.uk
To find out more about Birkby Infant & Nursey School please visit www.birkbyinf.com