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People of Hull help raise over £5,500 for educational charity, Run With It



A charity which focuses on raising the levels of literacy and numeracy across Hull and East Yorkshire has raised over £5,500 to help fund its expansion.

It comes after Run With It held a hugely successful Race Night at the MKM stadium in Hull, where one of its centres is based.   

Run With It works with schools and education providers, including special needs and adult learners, to provide bespoke lessons outside of the traditional classroom.  By bringing young people into more informal environments and teaching real-life experiences, their approach has become a proven method, making learning fun as well as transforming their understanding.

Lisa Dawson, Director of Run With It, said:

“We are so grateful to everyone who came along to our Race Night and gave so generously.  There must have been nearly 200 people in total and they all had a great time.  

“As a charity we rely on donations to help fund our work.  We know that the traditional classroom environment doesn’t suit all children and, since we began our work over twenty years ago, we have helped thousands with our programmes, all of which are designed to support the delivery of literacy and numeracy within the national curriculum.  

“Whilst we currently work out of three locations, including Hull’s MKM stadium, the Flemingate shopping centre in Beverley and Bridlington Town football club, we are continuing to grow. That’s why we are excited to open a fourth base in the region this year.”

For more information about Run With It, please visit    

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