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50 Years of Sponsored Walk


On Friday 22nd September, Kent College Pembury held their 50th annual Sponsored Walk, the biggest fundraising event in the school’s calendar. Over the 50 years, members of the Kent College community have walked over 600 miles, the equivalent of walking from Pembury to Inverness.

More than £350,000 has been raised for local and national charities including Hospice in the Weald, Mind, The Royal Marsden and Macmillian Cancer Research. This year, girls elected their sister school, Shree Deurali Primary English School in Nepal, and Trikala Dog Shelter to benefit from the donations. Students also voted for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, wanting to support Isabelle in Year 9 whose brother is currently undergoing treatment.

With glorious sunshine on their side, and two routes around Pembury; girls, staff and parents embraced the twelve mile fundraising challenge.

Ms Julie Lodrick, Headmistress, commented The Sponsored Walk is a great community day for the school, girls in our Nursery walk part of the route and Sixth Form students help marshal check points. Days such as these have tremendous educational value where staff, parents and girls come together to raise funds in support of our school charities and to enjoy our beautiful surroundings with one another.”  

Mrs Carol Davidson, Head of Outdoor Education, commented: Each year the school raises around £20,000 for charities through activities such as the Sponsored Walk, cake sales and home clothes days. Through fundraising, and many other initiatives such as community service, students learn the value of giving. In October Half Term we are taking a group of girls out to Shree Deurali Primary English School in Nepal, it is important for girls to understand how their money is benefitting others.”



Posted: 22/09/2017 at 15:37
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