Fundraiser of the Month – July 2022

The students of St Andrews Infant School and Potters Gate School in Farnham run a marathon in aid of Challengers!

After being inspired by a talk from Para-Olympian and Challengers Patron, Rachel Morris, students Ara and Elliot from the Farnham school wanted to do something to help their local disability charity. And so, they wrote a persuasive letter to their Headteacher, requesting the use of the running track and sports crew at Potters Gate Primary School to set up their class marathon. They worked out that each child from Otters class would need to run 7 laps in order to achieve their goal of 26 miles, the equivalent of a marathon!

After taking on the challenge on Wednesday 13th July, despite the high temperatures, the children ended up smashing their goal and completed a whopping 31 miles! Not only did they exceed this, they also raised an incredible £1300 after initially setting just a £150 fundraising target.

If you would like to support the pupils on their massive achievement, you can head to their JustGiving page to donate.