Mum and son team prepare for charity race

James Harrison

James Harrison

Mum and son team prepare for charity race

A mother and son duo is set to take on a fundraising challenge in aid of a school for children with leprosy.

On Saturday Sarah Parfitt, of High Road, Cookham, will take her place on the starting line of the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, in Oxfordshire.

And she will be joined by her son Joshua Mustard in the junior duathlon category, as they compete under the Keen as Mustard team banner.

The pair are hoping their efforts will net about £1,000, which will go to the Partners for Change Ethiopia charity, to help fund a school breakfast club in Gende Tesfa, a community in which everyone has leprosy.

“With the money we’ve raised previously we’ve already built a playground at the school,” she said.

“But I feel that to really make it work we need to be able to fund the breakfast club, because without that the kids won’t have the energy to use it.”

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