Team Rynkeby documentary shown on national television in Denmark in the autumn 2016.
TR Press UK - 17-05-2017
School children raise €1.9 million in School Run for sick children
€1.9 million! That's how much money 163,000 schoolchildren from four countries raised for children with critical illnesses when they participated in the Team Rynkeby School Run on the Friday before the Easter holidays.
Thousands of kilometres were run to benefit children with critical illnesses when 163,000 schoolchildren from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland participated in the Team Rynkeby School Run on the Friday before the Easter holidays.
The Run, which is organised by Team Rynkeby Foundation, is founded on the idea that the students should do something good for themselves while doing good for others – and now Team Rynkeby Foundation has calculated the financial results of the students' efforts.
In total, students from the four countries raised no less than €1.9 million in the Run to benefit children with critical illnesses.
In Sweden, Norway and Finland the money is donated directly to local children's cancer organisations, while in Denmark, funds go to the Children's Lung Foundation.
"We are deeply grateful for the efforts that the students and schools have made in connection with the Team Rynkeby School Run. "While visiting the schools, we truly experienced a uniquely fantastic energy. "The students are very aware that their participation makes a significant difference in the lives of children and families who are enduring really tough times," says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
Many small streams make a river
Participating students raised money through 'micro sponsorships' with family, friends and local businesspeople – all of whom donated a certain amount per lap/kilometre each student ran in conjunction with the Team Rynkeby School Run.
"We organise the Run on the basis of the saying, 'Many small streams make a river'. "It's not about how much money the individual student or school can raise. It's about involving as many students as possible across schools and countries so that we can work together to make a big difference," says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
2017 marks the third time that the Team Rynkeby School Run has been held. Last year, 107,000 students from Denmark and Sweden participated in the Run.
The 2018 Team Rynkeby School Run will be held on 23 March 2018. School registration is free, and all registrations must be made by 9 February 2018.