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Community Trust Four Set Marathon Test

20 May 2015

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Four members of the Chesterfield FC Community Trust team have set themselves three daunting endurance tasks to raise money for a new sensory room at Ashgate Croft School.

Michael Noon, Darren McQuade, Keith Jackson and Sean James are the participants running for the cause and they have three months to get in tip-top shape before they get their running exploits underway in late August.

First up is the Chesterfield 5k on August 31, before three weeks later the ante is cranked up for the Chesterfield half marathon on September 20.

As if 15+ miles weren't enough, it's then onto the big 26.2 mile challenge and the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham on September 27, at which point the eight drained legs will deserve some rest.

Michael Noon, activities and education officer at the Trust and one of the athletic gang of four, talked through the idea: "We all work for the Community Trust, the official charity of the football club, and our idea came from recent trips to the gym.

"There is a sensory room at the Ashgate Croft School already, but it's a bit run down and the students can't use it fully so the school is looking to raise £20,000 to build a new one.

"The sensory room gives the students somewhere to go where they can experience soothing sounds, moving colours, lots of shapes and lights - it's a bit of an adventure world where the students can go and experience different things.

"For children with special needs, it's been proven that somewhere like this helps with hand-eye co-ordination and with language skills and if in some way we can help with that then it's a good cause to get involved with."

The running men are looking for sponsorship and you can help them reach their target by visiting their fundraising site here.

We'll be following Michael and his team as they prepare for and (hopefully) complete their impressive feats of endurance.

For more information about Ashgate Croft School and the work they do please click here.

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