Children, parents and staff from Sydenham High School ran more than 1,500 kilometres in a single day to raise over £3,000 for their local hospice last month.
The students and teachers battled the wind and rain on the school astroturf on June 18 to reach the incredible total for St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham. Children of all ages took part throughout the day, from Reception up to year 12. Headteacher Katharine Woodcock ran ten kilometres on her own before starting her own work day.
The day’s last push saw year 10, staff and parents all running together. The school finished with 1505 kilometres in total.
The money raised went towards moving and handling equipment for hospice patients.
Hal Davidson, Senior Community Fundraiser at St Christopher’s Hospice, said: “From all of us at St Christopher’s, we would like to say a huge thank you to the staff and pupils at Sydenham High School for raising more than £3,000 through their 1,000km in a day challenge.
“What an amazing effort! The funds raised will purchase new slide and glide sheets for our wards as well as other essential moving and handling equipment which is vital for patient and staff safety. Thank you for all your efforts during what has been really a really tough time for all of us.”