Carter Allen Ltd Sponsors Every Kid in Thornbury

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 16:57 PM

Health and vitality are two of many important things we hope to have for the duration of our life. To maintain this, we need to create good habits beginning at a young age, and through education and fun activities, this is a great way to start.

“As the owners of a local business in the small town of Thornbury, our family is as much apart of the community as our work is. Our children attend the elementary school and we want them to have the support and opportunities to create these lasting healthy habits,” commented Chris Allen, co-owner of Carter Allen Ltd.

After school activities and programs can be highly involving and busy, but research has shown that children who are physically active in the morning, are more attentive and productive during the school day. Better education and health – who wouldn’t want that for their child?

Marafun is a program that brings this opportunity to our children. It provides them the chance to run and/or walk multiple days of the week in a fun and welcoming environment, for roughly thirty minutes before class begins. At the end of the program they will have run the distance of a marathon. Marafun’s  online system allows the students to track their progress, giving them the encouragement they need to try their best.

Scott Carter explains “We want every child to have this opportunity to participate, which is why we are more than happy to be able to support the Marafun program. This program has had a tremendous impact for the past three years and we want to be apart of the growth of it, giving this opportunity to other schools and other students.”