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Running for Robinson


Students organise charity run for tragic teen footballer

Promising young academy footballer, 17 year old Ellis Robinson, suffered a horrific spinal injury in a freak training accident in February. The injury caused him paralysis from the neck down and he is currently going through rehabilitation.

His former club, Rochdale AFC, wanted to hold a fundraising event for him and so approached Hopwood Hall College for help.

Business studies students were keen to help and set about planning and organising a suitable event…

‘Running for Robinson’ is taking place at Spotland Stadium, Rochdale on Saturday 21 May.

Entry to the race costs £2, with prizes for the fastest in each age group.

All age groups are welcome, but under 7s must be accompanied by an adult. All participants under the age of 16 require a parent/guardian to sign their registration form.

Generous local organisations have donated a variety of prizes, including Reggie & Bollie tickets, donated Revolution Radio. In addition to the main event, there will be fun for all the family, including: Merry-go-round, Food van, Prize stalls, Bouncy castle and Pony Rides.

Registration forms will be available on the day, or by collection from the Rochdale AFC reception. Participants should turn up on the day to register from 10.30am and the first race begins at 11.30am.

Further information can be found through Rochdale AFC website and you can get updates through twitter via @hopwoodhall @teamellis, @officially dale as well as Hopwood Hall College’s Facebook page.