On 4th May 2012, pupils of the Roche School in Wandsworth took part in a sponsored run around Wandsworth Park, coordinated by Trustee Bronwen Hinton, which raised a staggering £6,006.09 for Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope.
The Junior School pupils ran 1.5km, whilst pupils of the Upper School ran up to 3km. Teaching staff, parents and pupils alike braved the cold and rain to run or to cheer on the children, all of whom ran fantastically, motivated by the good cause. The children were also joined by Pippa Wilkinson, ELoH’s Prosthetics and Human Rights Advisor. Wearing her high-tech prosthetic running blade, Pippa participated in a lot of the races herself, which gave the children real insight into how prosthetics work.
ELoH Trustee Bronwen Hinton organised the run, with the assistance and enthusiasm of the Roche School’s teachers. As well as raising funds for the charity, the organisers wanted the pupils to learn more about the cause they are supporting and how the money raised will go towards providing vital prosthetics to children less fortunate than themselves. ELoH is passionate about inspiring children in the UK to fundraise and spread the word about our work for disadvantaged children overseas.
The Wandsworth branch of Sainsbury’s also kindly provided sponsorship for the run, providing items such as biscuits and water for the runners, as well as making an additional generous donation to ELoH.
A tremendous thank you to the pupils, teachers and parents of the Roche School, to Sainsbury’s of Wandsworth, and both Bronwen and Pippa, for their hard work, support and hugely generous donations. We are immensely grateful.