WORTHING schools in the Thrive Federation are joining together to raise funds for equipment and facilities.

On Sunday, Thrive Federation is holding a professionally organised 5k and 10k run along Worthing’s seafront.

Money raised from the event and sponsorship of runners will go towards schools in the Thrive Federation; Cornfield School, Oak Grove College, Palatine Primary School and Herons Dale Primary School.

The event is organised by Sporting Events UK and starts at 10.30am from Marine Crescent, Goring, near to Sea Lane Café.

For more information and to book a place go to: http://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enterevent/worthing-10/

A spokesman said: “Thrive Federation really hope that the local community will get behind them by either running on the day, sponsoring a friend or coming along to cheer from the sidelines.

“To run a 5k or 10k race is a real achievement and everyone crossing the finish line will receive a bespoke medal to reward their efforts.

“The Mayor of Worthing will be attending the event and handing out medals to runners.

“The route along the seafront is fast and flat and provides a fantastic opportunity for beginners to take part in a 5k as well as for the more experienced runners to aim for a PB that will be recorded with the official timing system.

“To support our runners and make a donation visit: https://www.justgiving.com/palatineschool”

Thrive Federation is a group of four special schools in West Sussex who provide a very special education to children and young people, aged 4 to 19 with moderate, severe or profound learning needs including complex physical disabilities and sensory, motor and communication difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

The four schools in the Thrive federation are Palatine Primary School and Oak Grove College in Worthing, Herons Dale Primary School in Shoreham and Cornfield School in Littlehampton.

Together the Federation aims to enable learning without limits for all the children and young people within their schools.

All four schools offer a very special education for these children with personalisation of learning at the heart of what they do.

As the needs of the students is so varied and individual, they aim to make learning as fun, dynamic and creative as possible.