St Benedict’s raises £3,000 for food banks
Pupils and staff at St Benedict’s have raised almost £3,000 for the Trussell Trust, which runs a network of food banks in the UK.
Pupils in all year groups, from nursery to the Sixth Form, completed sponsored runs in their local neighbourhoods to raise funds to support food banks, which have been under huge demand during the coronavirus crisis.
Junior and senior school pupils were given a target of 1,195 miles to cover collectively – the distance from Ealing to Montecassino in Italy, where St Benedict established an abbey. In fact, they far exceeded this target, covering a distance between them of around 2,500 miles.
Head of Athletics, Myles Stringer, said: “This was a combined effort through games time over one week, with everyone tracking their exercise. Many joined our Strava group which has been a great way to keep friendly competition. We’ve been very impressed by the outstanding efforts of the children each week to keep themselves fit and healthy throughout lockdown, and now they've raised this incredible sum for a very worthwhile cause in the process.”