14+ Academies teacher raises awareness of leukaemia and healthy living

28th January 2019

Corey Roebuck is the Head of Year 11 at the 14+ Academies and an avid sports fanatic. This year, he’s decided to put his passion to a good cause, and raise money for Leukaemia UK by running the London Marathon.

This charity is close to Corey and his family, after his sister lost a battle with leukaemia at the age of two. As well as raising money, Corey aims to inspire his students and educate them on the benefits of running and other sports for positive mental and physical health.

Corey Roebuck

Corey said: “Once I started training for the marathon, I noticed a difference in the way I feel. I’m much more energised, enthusiastic and motivated. I wanted to impart this to my students and encourage them to get active.

“They’re excited about my upcoming challenge and are always asking me how my training’s going. Despite being passionate about sport, this is my first time participating in a running event, so the training so far has been very tough but rewarding.

“I am hoping the intense training journey I am facing will not only inspire others to run but also encourage others to support the charity work.”

Corey has set himself a target of £1,500, to donate, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CoreyRoebuck

Leeds City College