Hockey team ready to 'make a difference' on return from lockdown

Marshland High School's 'The Pink Ladies' hockey team

Marshland High School's hockey team, 'The Pink Ladies', will return from lockdown to take part in a 5k parkrun to raise funds for a new clubhouse at Pelicans Hockey Club in King's Lynn and local charities. - Credit: Marshland High School

A group of hockey players will once again aim to “make a difference” to their local community when they return for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began. 

Every year, ‘The Pink Ladies’ hockey team at Marshland High School near Wisbech take part in a 5k parkrun to raise funds for a new clubhouse at Pelicans Hockey Club in King’s Lynn and local charities. 

“Due to restrictions, we have had to cancel it twice, but have a new date of July 24,” Paul Swinburn, head of PE at Marshland High School, said.  

“The kids and I will run again this year - all wearing our schools hockey kit - distinctive baby pink.” 

The school, which will run its fifth event later this month, had raised nearly £2,000 last time out, but is hoping to better that sum this time round for Fenland Women's Refuge.

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“Last year through lockdown the school couldn't take part in this annual run, but the girls and I wanted to get back out there and continue to make a difference,” Mr Swinburn said. 

“Last time we raised around £1,800; our target is over £1,000, but we would like to beat our last total.” 

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