Run for Aston

Fundraising campaign

West Hampstead Primary has embarked on a massive fundraising campaign to re-develop our outdoor space and create a special memorial to Aston Stewart. 

Aston was a well-loved member of our community. He sadly passed away on Tuesday 29th November 2022. For thirty years, he nurtured our children with absolute and unwavering positivity. We don't want this to be forgotten by the children who will never meet him. 

If we can raise enough funds, we will regenerate our new science garden and build a memorial in our Jungle shed area. This well-being area will be transformed into an area of calm, peace and space for children that don't want to run around. 

To raise enough funds to be able to do this work we're asking the whole community to get involved in one of our running events. 


Run for Aston

Teachers, parents and community members can sign up for the Hackney 5k marathon and Hackney half-marathon on 20th - 21st May.

Our children will be running for Aston at our sports day on Tuesday 16th May. 

We are encouraging YOU to sponsor them. 

All donations will be collected through our dedicated 'Run for Aston' crowdfunded page. 

> Sponsor a runner

If you would like to run for us, please contact the school office at 


Why we want to celebrate Aston in our outdoor space

The outdoor space is a really important part of the school. It forms a key part of every child's day. At West Hampstead, we like to use the different outdoor spaces for learning all year round. We completed our Early Years' playground in 2022. This year we want to focus on the rest of the playground. 

Aston supported our children with sports, supporting their behaviour, and conflict resolution, so it would be a fitting tribute for him to be remembered in our outdoor area. 

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We need funding to make this happen!

Any donation/sponsorship, large or small will make a difference. Check out some of the rewards on offer for larger donations on our Crowdfund page. 

> Donate to Run for Aston Crowdfunder