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11 March 2016

Over £1,600 raised for Community Service charity

Pupils from Canford have raised £1,650 in support of the Northam project with a sponsored walk.  This project is a long-term partnership between our pupils and the inner city community of Northam, involving a programme of visits and activities with the people of Northam who may not have access to such activities otherwise.

A team of twenty eight – pupils, teachers and dogs – walked the 24 miles from Bryanston to Canford starting at 8 o’clock in the morning.   The weather was grey but fortunately the rain held off for much of the way and the group remained in high spirits keeping their spirits up with much laughter and singing.

They arrived at the Canford arch around eight hours later – tired but exhilarated by their achievement.    Among the pupil comments:

Lily Judd: “We helped each other as we went along and I was so happy to be involved in the walk.  I hope many pupils in the future will enjoy it as much as I did!”

Georgie Jack: “We finally trudged through the Canford gates dizzy with excitement at the delirious thoughts of a chair or a bed. The scenery around where we walked was stunning and the spirits of everyone was really what kept me going for all of those miles.”

Milly Rees: “At times I felt like I wanted to stop but instead I kept going. At about 18 miles everything seemed a lot harder and a lot longer. At the end, I tried really hard and pushed myself until I reached the Canford gates. It was a really good experience.”

Megan Idiens: “There was never a dull moment with constant tunes and gossiping all the way, the time flew by. I look forward to doing more challenging events to fundraise even more money.”

Many congratulations to everyone involved in raising such a fantastic amount for such a worthy cause.



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