Chafyn Grove enjoyed a whole school sponsored walk on Thursday, 6th July to raise money for the Lewis Moody Foundation in memory of Dave Syrett who was a very dear friend, colleague and teacher to many of us at Chafyn.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet just 2% of the £500m that is spent on cancer research in the UK each year is dedicated to brain tumours and survival times have improved little over the last 40 years.
All the children from Nursery upwards joined in, and we had a very hot, but fun walk, with scavenger hunts and eye spy photo competitions en-route. Each group consisted of children from each year in the school, with the older children helping the younger children follow the six mile route.
A huge thank you to Salisbury Rugby Club who were very generous and let us use their facilities for our picnic lunch, and also to one of our parents who very kindly brought an ice lolly for each child to have at the halfway point. It was also thoughtful of Prince Charles to arrange a flight of helicopters overhead just as we finished the lollies.
We are thrilled to have raised more than £3,500 for such a fantastic cause. Each year, we run the Syrett mile as a curtain-raiser for our school cross-country event. Now we look forward to adding this walk to the calendar too. Hopefully the weather will always be as good in the future...
Report filed 17/07/17
The total raised by Chafyn pupils has now risen to £5697.33 after 2 pupils hosted a cake sale, another pupil did a Stepathon' and year 8 hosted a charity day. Well done Chafyn Grove School!