Good news Friday: Heads recreate ‘Chariots of Fire’ run

The Telegraph, 09.10.15, weekly good news round-up featuring HMC's 'Chariots of Fire' run in aid of Unicef at the 2015 HMC Annual Conference. 

2. Heads recreate 'Chariots of Fire' run

Nearly a hundred heads from the UK’s leading independent schools came together in Scotland to complete a “Chariots of Fire” charity run to help eradicate neonatal tetanus.

The run, which replicated the famous West Sands beach scene in the David Putman film about Olympic athletes Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, raised enough money to protect 750,000 children.

The head teachers replicated the famous West Sands beach scene

It took place during the annual meeting of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference.

Chris King, HMC Chairman and headmaster of Leicester Grammar School, who conceived the event, said: "I was so moved by the plight of the children who die unnecessarily from this preventable disease that I wanted to do something to help.

"I am very proud of the response of my colleagues at HMC, and it is also testament to the huge charity fundraising programme which goes on in schools every day, raising around £4 million a year.”

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