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Park House 24 Hour Challenge Raises Over £3,000

NewmanEye Admin Fundraising, News, Uncategorized

A fantastic ‘global’ team effort reaps rewards in memory of a beloved House Matron.

A team of students and staff at Park House Boarding School recently came up with a novel way of remembering their House Matron, Sarah, who was lost to breast cancer.

Deciding to get active to raise money for our charity, 73 students and staff got organised and set up a 24 hour relay to walk, run, cycle, row – whatever method they could find to move forwards! – during the half term holiday. Their target was to tot up as many miles as possible to get as far south as they could, setting ‘virtual’ targets of Paris, Lyon and Barcelona.

Each person had a time slot across the 24 hours on the 20th February 2021 to rack up as many miles as they could with their chosen sport.

Everyone Included Makes A Global Virtual Team

This was no mean feat as Park House has a number of overseas boarders. So, they worked out the time differences to include all participants, meaning that in the end, there were boys from 7 different countries ranging from South Korea all the way to New York!

Amazing Total

The final total travelled was 457.5 miles, reaching their silver target of Lyon in France. Donations are still coming in but the current figure stands at £3,171 including Gift Aid.

What an amazing achievement in just 24 hours! Indeed what a great way to get together ‘virtually’ and join forces for a fun and exacting challenge.

Breast Cancer Kent would like to thank you all for your fantastic achievement. You are helping those with a breast cancer diagnosis to combat this frightening disease.

If you would like to donate to the Park House 24 Hour Challenge, you can find their donation page here. The page is linked to our charity and all money donated goes directly to Breast Cancer Kent.

Thank you all for your valued support.