30th November 2020 — Last weekend, residents of Parker’s, West Buckland School’s Sixth Form boarding house, cycled the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Northern Devon Foodbank. When James Conlon, one of the Parker’s house parents, put the idea to the boarders, they were so enthusiastic about helping local people in need and every Sixth Form boarder completed at least ten miles on the bike in a Covid-safe, socially distanced way. Most of the boarders did double, treble or in some cases four times that amount. The school would like to give a huge thank you to all the boarders and a number of staff members, including Headmaster, Mr Stapleton, who put in time and effort pedalling to complete the target.
A special mention must go to one of the boarders, Tora, who completed 80 miles on the bike!
When the boarders decided to do this challenge, the school hoped to raise £200, so everyone is delighted to have raised over £1000 (including Gift Aid) and money is still coming in. That means Parker’s has helped 1000 families access much needed food.
West Buckland School would like to thank supporters for their generous donations and also James and the rest of the staff for organising and taking part in this event.