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Cheltenham Circular Challenge

posted 30 Jul 2013, 05:23 by Google Google   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 05:24 ]
On Sunday 24th June, four students from Millbrook Academy took part in the Cheltenham Circular Challenge in order to raise money for Global Footsteps. The participants were Year 7s Jay Price, Max Hopkins and David Donnelly, and Tom Hemmins from Year 8.

Despite fairly heavy showers of rain, they bravely trampled through inches of mud, cowpats, fields with horses and a stalker-sheep in, over stiles and through fast-flowing streams. Along the way, we came across many other friendly walkers with dogs and children, very fit competitors who ran the whole 26 miles and a wide range of wildlife. Although the stalker-sheep sounds kind of strange, she was actually very friendly, so much so that she left her herd and followed us all the way across the field!

With a lot of determination and effort, all four boys completed the challenge in just over three and a half hours. They managed raise almost £100 for charity and this money will be gladly received by Global Footsteps affiliate Kosimbo Widows, who raise money to send orphans to school. Sadly, secondary school is not free in Kenya; therefore the money raised will send two children to school for a whole year.

Well done boys! We made it!

To find out more about Global Footsteps and the Kosimbo Widows groups, log on to http://global-footsteps.org/projects/kosimbo/.