Jack Chester joined our sixth form in 2007 and quickly became fully involved in the school but, six months later, he was diagnosed with cancer and, in 2010, he died. Even during his illness, Jack always wanted to help others. His work for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) was outstanding. Everywhere Jack went, he made an impression. Football managers and players and rock stars all succumbed to the charm and wit of this incredible young man.
The first Hit the Road walk in memory of Jack took place in May 2011. None of us could have foreseen it would still be going strong 11 years later!
Between 2011 and 2019 our nine walks raised an amazing £129,270. If you recognise names such as the London Loop, Hit the Road Goes North, A Bridge Too Far, Monopoly Board and the Frog & Toad, then it is likely you were along for the walk with us!
In 2020 and 21, when the pandemic put paid to group walking, our wonderful and loyal walkers ‘Hit the Park’ instead, raising an additional £7786.19 which, given the circumstances, is totally phenomenal. This brings the grand total to date to
A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part in any (or all!) of these events and to those who have helped to organise them. The Teenage Cancer Trust are totally reliant on fundraising and donations to fund the services they provide for teenagers and young adults and are so grateful for your continued support.
Next year, we hope to be back with a big group walk along the Thames. The route is already planned so please put the date in your diary - Saturday, 30th April, 2022 - and get ready to Hit the Road!
Thank you from the Hit the Road Committee!