4th May 2019 · Visit our JustGiving Page
Now that Christmas and New Year celebrations are finished, you must all be thinking about how to get fit. The answer is to get out and start training for the 9th annual fundraising walk in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. All members of the school community and their family, friends and colleagues are welcome to join in. Last year we had a record number of nearly 350!
Most of you will know that this is one of several events that the school organises to raise money for the TCT in memory of Sixth Former Jack Chester, who died in September 2010. Although there are no students left at school who were there when Jack was a student, everyone knows about Jack and he is still a huge inspiration. Some of you may be aware that in January 2017 another year 13 student, Mohammed Noor lost his fight with the same condition as Jack. During his stays in hospital he frequently had access to the TCT facilities that we have been raising funds for. Caroline Meehan and I had the opportunity of visiting the TCT Hub at University College Hospital to see for ourselves how much the treatment space, which includes a gym, DJ booth and computer gaming space, means to the young people aged 13 to 24 years who have to cope with cancer.
The walk is 20 miles but if you would like to take part but do not feel that you want to do the whole distance, a shorter one of 10 miles will also be available. The cost of entry remains the same as previous years - £15 adults/£10 students and concessions - which includes a t-shirt, pastries, drinks and a certificate.
Joining the Walk
Paper entry forms for individuals/groups are available to download now. Completed forms should be returned to Mrs C Meehan at the school. In addition a new Online entry for individuals/groups is available. Please see the links below for these. Payment may be made by
- Cheque made payable to The Campion School and new for this year
- Online to Sort Code 30-14-24 Account Number 28815860. Please make sure to include a reference if you use this method, using the format, TCT-surname-initial using a maximum of 8 characters for the surname. (for example TCT-Smith-J)
We are asking everyone to get their entries in by 31st March 2019. This is earlier than usual and it is due to the very late Easter and variations in the school Easter holidays. Although entries may be made after this, we will not be able to guarantee that a t-shirt will be supplied.
Training plans for both the full walk and short walk can be accessed below. A sponsorship form is also available to download. Some of you may like to use the JustGiving site that has been set up and direct your supporters to that or you may prefer to set up your own page.
If you use Facebook and wish to become a member of the ‘Hit The Road’ page. Search for it and ask to become a member.
We shall also be looking for people to help out at various times of the day and if you feel that you would like to be part of the support team, please email me to let me know and get more information.
If you have any other questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
on behalf of Hit the Road Committee