Nicolas Fisher ran the Hackney half-marathon and raised
for Schools OUT UK!
Nic is French and has been living in London for 23 years. He works in events as a DJ and also manages a pub in Hackney.
He decided to run for Schools Out back on May 19th as it’s a cause close to his heart. He believes that if he had been taught at schools that being gay was OK he would have dealt differently with his issues.
Nic, like us, was really upset recently, reading stories of LGBT+ children being bullied at schools who then took their own lives.
Nic has sent a couple of extra pictures from the day:
Confirming his wonderful and much appreciated donation to the SOUK coffers, Nic said:
“I chose Schools Out as it’s a cause close to my heart, when I grew up as a gay child I didn’t really know of homosexuality and always felt different from other kids, if my family and myself had been taught by my teachers that being gay was ok i would have dealt differently with my issues and my shame. I’ve recently read stories about kids being bullied at schools and the devastating consequences it had on them and their families. Homophobia is sadly still very present and it’s a School’s duty to make LGBTQ children’s feel safe and accepted for who they are.
It was my second time running the Hackney Half Marathon and I felt very overwhelmed during the run by all the people in the street cheering. It’s very challenging physically and i pushed myself constantly to not stop and do a better time than the previous year, which I did, I ran the 13.1 miles in 2:00:53, 17 minutes better than my first year running.”
From all of us on the Schools OUT UK Committee – thank you Nic!
We welcome any and all donations, as we receive no regular funding other than what we can raise from selling our annual badge (available very soonby the way!)