Teacher from Kilburn enlists students for marathon training

PUBLISHED: 15:05 20 February 2017

Rita Remis

Rita Remis


An RE teacher from Kilburn has given her pupils the marathon task of keeping her charity run training on track.

Rita Remis is running the London Marathon hoping to raise £2,000 for the international aid agency CAFOD.

Her pupils at Sion Manning Girls School in Ladbroke Grove have stuck a training schedule on the wall, which includes 64 runs, and are making sure she keeps to it by ticking them off.

To raise much needed funds for charity the 29-year-old has set up a tuck shop for teachers and every week sells them falafel wraps from The Cedar Restaurant in Maida Vale. She has also held a champagne raffle and an own clothes day, in order to hit her target.

She said: “The kids have been absolutely fantastic, really engaged. They’re always asking me how my training is going and wishing me luck. I’m confident in my training and fundraising because I know I’ve got an entire community behind me.

“It’s also not hard to convince anyone to donate to CAFOD – a charity which recognises that the climate crisis and poverty are not separate problems, but actually one big social issue.”

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