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Primary Schools' Red Dress Fun Run 2023

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Date & Time: Any day in February 2023
Location: Your primary school

Our exciting primary schools’ competition for spring term will put the fun into FUNdraising for your pupils and staff.

As part of our wider campaign during ‘National Heart Month’ in February 2023, we are asking you to join us for the most heartwarming event of the year – our annual RED DRESS FUN RUN – to help raise vital funds towards our work fighting chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland.

We're seeing red as the sad fact is that four people here die every day from heart disease and across Northern Ireland 10 people today will have a heart attack – we all know a family that has been affected. There are currently over 335,000 people in Northern Ireland living with a chest, heart or stroke condition – that's one in five of us. Our vision is a Northern Ireland free from chest, heart and stroke illnesses and we need your support to keep taking steps towards achieving that dream.

It’s easy to get involved. On any date in February 2023 why not host your own Red Dress Fun Day for pupils and staff in support NI Chest Heart & Stroke. Simply wear red and get active against heart disease as you have fun while you run, walk, skip or hop. Tell a joke, sing a silly song, make a conga line… do whatever makes everyone smile while they have a laugh raising cash for a great cause.

If your school already participates in the Daily Mile, why not have a heart and donate a special one to us this February? Each school that takes part will receive a NICHS presentation cheque to show how much they have raised, a certificate of thanks and to make it even more fun to be involved, we will be creating a fun-filled warm-up video with some celebrity ambassadors from the world of sport and comedy to watch before your run!

Plus! Every school that signs up will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five online ‘Heartley’s Heroes’ Talks delivered by our Schools’ Health Promotions Team plus a Healthy Break Hamper ! So, don’t miss out on the fun! Sign your primary school up today!

Suggested fundraising target £1 per participating pupil.
Competition T&Cs can be found here

NB All primary schools participating must register to take part before the closing date of Friday 24th February 2023.

Let us know you’re taking part and fundraising for us simply by filling out the form below. You’ll receive an automatic email when your form is submitted and one of our team will be in touch shortly after that.

If you have any queries or require any additional information please contact our events team or by calling Tel: 028 9032 0184 during office hours.

Ballymacrickett CP

We had a fantastic day, the children had an absolute ball!

Oonagh Phillips, P6 teacher and Community Coordinator, Ballymacrickett PS, Glenavy

NICHS assembly 2

It was a great success and we are so pleased we raised £610 for you from our Red Dress Run days!

Ralph Magee, Principal, Andrews Memorial PS, Comber

Group 3

The fun run last Friday was a great wee day! All the pupils took part and we raised about £120. The kids + staff all wore red, we were all really impressed! It's in our local newspaper too (Ballymena Guardian). The video was amazing, thank you very much!! It was watched quite a few times! And was very useful the day before too, to get the pupils excited and see how important the event was. Thanks again for a brilliant event and for letting us be part of it!

Alastair Beacom, Principal, Dunclug PS, Ballymena.

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