St Benedict’s pupils and staff stretched their legs in a sporting fundraiser and raised over £5,000 for two charities, The Passage, which supports the homeless, and The Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Fund.
The fundraiser was for all pupils aged 3 to 18 and their teachers, with everyone invited to run, walk and cycle a suggested minimum of 1km each. Many exceeded this distance, covering 5, 10 and even 100km individually, finding sponsors or donating money for the good causes.
Collectively the school covered over 4,000km!
There were many outstanding efforts, but special plaudits go to sixth form students Lily and Arabella, who walked the equivalent of a marathon together, while Alexander in Year 9 ran, cycled, walked and rowed 100.23km – the furthest individual distance achieved by a pupil.
For the staff, Junior School head Mr Simmons covered an amazing 373km.
St Benedict’s Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, said: “It was terrific to have raised over £5,000 for these two worthy causes. I am very proud of everyone for showing such generous, determined support.”