Teachers step out of the classroom for charity - The Solihull Observer

Teachers step out of the classroom for charity

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jun, 2023   0

SOLIHULL teachers swapped marking for walking boots as they took on a 13-mile trek for charity.

The five-strong team Elinor Lester, Ashleigh Aiston, Gemma Brogan, Gemma Waring and Casey Adams battled blazing heat as they faced the TREK26 challenge around Ullswater Lake in the Lake District.

The Lyndon School teachers raised £1,230 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

They were inspired to take on the walk in honour of Gemma Brogan, who cares for a family member with the disease.

Gemma, who teaches Business and Physical Education at the school, and is also Educational Visit Supervisor, said: “Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease, which takes a terrible toll – mentally and physically – on sufferers and their carers.

“With diagnoses on the rise, and too few people able to access the care they need, we were all moved to act.

“Little did we know we would be walking in such incredible heat, but we all managed to finish the challenge with a smile on our faces.

“And we are extremely grateful for the wonderful support and generosity we received.”

The money raised will be used for research into Alzheimer’s and to get patients and their loved one help they need.


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