Going the Extra Mile

20th February 2018

The Newmarket Festival were delighted to recently contribute £5,000 towards the Golden Mile project at Laureate Primary Academy on the Exning Road. The money from the Newmarket Festival will go towards the refurbishment of the ‘Golden Mile’ track, which is due to re-open after the Easter holidays. The initiative helps to encourage children to run the 200m track in return for wristbands, which are collected and contribute toward a team total. The new surface will be an all-weather surface and be made accessible for all pupils, making it suitable for wheelchairs. Funds have also been raised by the school’s PTA.

Deputy Head, Mrs Dalton said on behalf of the school, “We are delighted to receive funding for such a worthwhile cause that will enable the children to keep fit on the all-weather surface.”

Mark Edmondson, Chairman of the Festival added, “We’re delighted to support this excellent cause. The PTA do an outstanding job in their fundraising efforts and are very deserving of this.”