Annette Conuel is a class teacher from Roseacre Primary School, Blackpool who for the eighth year in a row took on the challenge of walking from Keswick to Barrow in a day. The walk is a 40 mile challenge which includes some steep inclines through the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Annette was joined by a teaching assistant also from the Academy, Lisa Lloyd who was on her third walk and Annette’s husband Ian who was attempting his ninth. Each year approx 2000 people complete the challenge on a Saturday in May.
Annette says. ‘We get to nominate our chosen charity and as we had walked for the Stev Prescott Foundation last year and taught the children about it they expressed a wish for us to walk for the charity again. Last year we raised £1000. this year we raised a further £600.00 This is a link to the challenge www.keswick2barrow.co.uk Last year we waded through a flood at the 5 mile mark adding wet feet an additional challenge. The children at school offer us support and many families have sponsored us and have been made aware of the charity. Whenever we talk about inspirational sports people in school, Steve's name is always mentioned. Even though we are all the way on the West coast the children are very aware of where the foundation is and what it does.’’
The SPF ambassador Paul Sculthorpe and General Manager Martin Blondel presented a video of the SPF which showed the inspiration StevePrescott MBE at an assembly of the staff and pupils at Roseacre Primary School last year and plans are in place to revisit the school very soon
Massive congratulations to Annette, Inn and Lisa for completing the walk and for their continued support of the SPF. Thanks also to their friends, staff and pupils from Roseacre School for their magnificent donations.