Monday, 23 October 2017

Gillotts pupils Walk For Water

ABOUT 80 pupils, parents and staff from Gillotts School in Henley took part in a 10-mile sponsored walk for charity

ABOUT 80 pupils, parents and staff from Gillotts School in Henley took part in a 10-mile sponsored walk for charity.

They set off from the school and walked to the Flower Pot pub in Aston and back again via Remenham.

Saturday’s walk was organised by year 11 pupils Ieuan Price-Davies, Jack Broadbent and Olivia Vail for the school’s chosen charity for the year, Pump Aid.

The charity aims to improve the availability of safe, protected water for the most vulnerable communities in Malawi and beyond.

Ieuan said: “It was a really fun day. You could feel people were enjoying it but up the hill people got a little bit tired and the rain could be refreshing at times!

“We thought Pump Aid was a really amazing cause to get involved with. The river plays an important part in our lives and knowing that people aren’t as fortunate inspired us to help them.”

The students have raised more than £2,000 for the charity since they began fund-raising last year and the money raised by the walk will be added to the total.

The school will host a mufti day on March 22 for International Water Day.

To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/gillottswalkforwater




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