School on the move: Big hearted pupils and staff get fundraising - The Solihull Observer

School on the move: Big hearted pupils and staff get fundraising

Solihull Editorial 19th Jun, 2021   0

SOLIHULL School pupils, alumni and staff are showing their commitment to community relations by doing a host of charity initiatives.

More than 160 members of the Solihull community have signed up to the Tommy Godwin Challenge, a virtual mission cycling, walking or running from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Fitness fanatics, keen fundraisers and super cyclists from the three to 18 co-educational independent day school have entered the experience as individuals or in teams, to support the Tommy Godwin Marie Curie Fund.

Gareth James, teacher of design technology, was the first solo entrant from the school to complete the full 932miles, whilst many are still registering to take part!

Another highlight is the Cotswold Way Challenge next Saturday, June 26, where ‘Team Solihull’ will undertake a 53km hike – with some stunning views and tough hills along the way.

The walkers, which includes the head of the preparatory school and head of the senior school, are hoping to raise money to save the sight of more than 1,000 of Sri Lanka’s poorest people by funding cataract camps with the support of two charities, Assist RR UK and IMHO USA.

Claire Dignon, head of community relations at Solihull School said: “The whole Solihull community are so generous in giving, both through time and donations.

“Over recent weeks we have seen two Sixth Form students running 48 miles in 48 hours in aid of The Oscar Montgomery Environmental Foundation and Raleigh International; three pupils choosing to have their hair cut to donate to The Little Princess Trust and a 50mile cycle for Molly Olly’s Wishes.

“The preparatory school boys and girls have just finished their Charity Week which launched the week after half term.

“Five days of fun activities, from tuck shop and book sales to photo booths and cinema sessions.”

For more details about the Cotswold Way Challenge activity and sponsorship visit


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