St Benedict's 'Sporting Challenge' raises over £5,000 for charity

St Benedict's pupils and staff raised over £5,000 for two charities – The Passage, which supports the homeless, and The Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Fund – through a sporting challenge for the entire school.

St Benedict's pupils raised over £5,000 for the homeless and for cancer care and research
St Benedict's pupils raised over £5,000 for the homeless and for cancer care and research

8th March 2021 — St Benedict's pupils and staff have raised over £5,000 for two charities: The Passage, which supports the homeless, and The Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Fund.

This was a fundraising sporting challenge for the entire school – for all pupils aged 3 to 18 and their teachers.

Shortly before half-term, everyone at St Benedict's was invited to run, walk and cycle a suggested minimum of 1km each.

Many exceeded this, covering 5, 10 and even 100km individually, finding sponsors or donating money to support two chosen charities – The Passage and The Sarah Cannon Research Fund.

By the end of the 2-week challenge, St Benedict's raised a total of £5,016.68, collectively covering over 4,000km.

There were many outstanding efforts: Sixth Form students Lily and Arabella walked the distance of a marathon together, while Alexander in Year 9 ran, cycled, walked and rowed 100.23km – the furthest individual distance achieved in the entire challenge.

And the Junior School Headmaster, Mr Simmons, covered an amazing 373km.

St Benedict's Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, said: "It is terrific to have raised over £5,000 for these two worthy causes.

"I am very proud of everyone for showing such generous, determined support for this challenge."

About St Benedict's School

St Benedict’s is London’s leading independent Catholic co-educational school, situated in leafy Ealing. The School is a successful blend of the traditional and the progressive; proud of its heritage but also forward thinking and innovative. Within a caring, happy community, our pupils thrive, benefiting from a seamless education which can begin at the age of 3 and continue through to the Sixth Form.

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