Staff and students from schools across Dorset are being encouraged to run miles in support of bereaved children and young people.

Mosaic, a charity supporting bereaved young people in Dorset, is inviting schools to join in with a running event as part of its Miles for Mosaic campaign.

The event takes place in the week commending April 22 to coincide with London Marathon week, and teachers are encouraged to get pupils and staff to track their miles and count how many marathons they can achieve.

In 2023, the campaign was run with St Mary’s CE Middle School in Puddletown, between the staff and students who ran around the school playing field, covering 1,816 miles, the equivalent of 69 marathons

Jo Revill, CEO of Mosaic, said: “We are thrilled so many schools are taking part in Miles for Mosaic this year. It is a joy to see children running with their friends and it is vital for us as a charity to increase awareness of the service Mosaic offers to families in our county.

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“Every pound that is raised goes towards supporting a child or young person who is struggling to come to terms with the grief they have experienced when they lose someone they love.

“Our service is vital, but it needs funds more than ever, so we are bowled over by the schools’ involvement with us.”

More information about the campaign can be found on the Mosaic charity website: