PUPILS, staff, parents past and present will be putting their best foot forward over the Easter holidays for charity.
The 25-strong team from Solihull School will be taking on the 50km Easter Ultra Challenge Windsor Walk to provide access to clean water for families and schools in Sri Lanka.
The team, led by Mark Penney, head of Solihull Prep School, and his wife Donna will start at Windsor Racecourse, on April 1 then loop through the Great Park, Windsor Castle, Runnymede and along the Thames Path.
The Penney family and the Solihull School community have supported charities in Sri Lanka’s poorest areas over a number of years, raising funds for educational, medical and livelihood projects across the poorest parts of the country.
Mark said: “This is the second Ultra Challenge Team Solihull has undertaken. From the minute we suggested our latest initiative, colleagues were eager to sign up. The team quickly grew and training is well underway.”
“We are keen to raise funds to assist with health, hygiene and hydration issues in Sri Lanka, which in turn adversely affect both livelihoods and education.
“Many children are missing school because of contaminated water illnesses.
“Our goal is to transform the health of our beneficiaries, teach them to grow crops for their own use, and to sell, and to keep children in school.”
Mark added the International Medical Health Organization (IMHO) in America have offered to match everything the group raise up to $20,000 (around £18,000).
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