FUNDRAISERS will don their running shoes to raise funds for a college.

Katie Griffith, 29, of Morda, is one of a team of runners who will take on the Shrewsbury Half Marathon on Sunday, June 17, to raise funds for new facilities at Derwen College.

She said: “I enjoy running in my spare time, and I feel better for actually running for a charity rather than just running it for nothing.

Ms Griffith, a cook at Morda Primary School, will be part of the three-strong team representing Derwen College at the event.

It is her fourth marathon for the college, but her first in Shrewsbury.

She added: “As soon as I saw a post on Facebook asking if anyone would like to fundraise for the Derwen College, I grabbed the opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to doing the Shrewsbury one as I haven't done any there yet. I'm hoping to do it in just under the two hours but will be happy with any time!”

Other runners for Team Derwen include Georgi Cleveley whose sister Charlotte attends Derwen College, along with college learning support assistant Peter Williams.

Between them they have already raised more than £200 for the specialist college for young adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and autism.

Watch out for the pink vests of runners joining the event for Derwen College, running 13.1 miles to raise money for new therapy and fitness facilities to benefit students including a hydrotherapy pool.

Students from Derwen College will be supporting runners and handing out water and medals at the end of the Shrewsbury Half Marathon.

To sponsor Ms Griffith, visit