A special assembly was held at St John’s school in recognition of their fundraising for Walking With The Wounded.
The pupils raise £5257 by taking part in a three-legged race. Andrew Cook, a fundraiser from the charity, praised the pupils for raising the highest total out of all the participating schools. Amy Magee, a year 9 pupil, received a certificate for raising the highest amount in the school - £1203.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Helen Studd, the school Community Co-ordinator"]This was a wonderful event, as it saw the school working hard together to achieve our goal of £1600. How marvellous that our students surpassed this figure by so much. We know that our efforts will be a significant help.[/quote]
The race took place on Friday 2nd May at 2pm precisely. Pupils from the Junior and Senior school had their legs tied together and raced for over 200 metres with the aim of becoming Guinness World Record holders for the largest ever three-legged race for multiple pairs across multiple venues as well as the primary aim of raising money for such a worthy charity.
About the charity
‘Walking With The Wounded’ raises funds to finance the re-training of wounded servicemen and women and in so doing assists them in acquiring the skills and qualifications necessary to find new careers outside the military. Fundraising enables the blind, the burn victims, the mentally injured, the amputees and all the other wounded to rebuild their lives and return to the work place and provide long-term security for themselves and their families.