Oakham head does his bit for Unicef

Seventy thousand vaccinations raised through headmaster’s fundraising efforts

Oakham School’s Headmaster, Nigel Lashbrook, has raised over £4,000 for Unicef after taking part in a ‘Chariots of Fire’ charity run organised by the HMC. 

Mr Lashbrook joined with nearly a hundred other heads from leading independent schools from across the country, to support the charity run at the annual HMC Conference held last week in St Andrews. He raised over £4000 in sponsorship – which was the highest total of all tschools represented, beating the target by nearly £3000. Nigel’s fundraising efforts alone will provide nearly 70,000 injections for neonatal tetanus.

‘As Headmaster I see many students and staff challenging themselves to raise money for charity. I was delighted to not only complete the run, but to be presented with a medal for being the highest fundraiser – which is clearly down to all of the staff, parents, students and alumni who so generously supported me.” 

The run took place during the annual meeting of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). Over £27,000 was raised in total, enough money to inoculate three quarters of a million babies against deadly tetanus.

Unicef Ambassador and former world champion athlete Colin Jackson commented on HMC’s charity effort: ‘Every nine minutes, a new born baby dies from neonatal tetanus. Your efforts to keep children safe from tetanus are inspiring. Thank you on behalf of Unicef UK for your generous support.”­­­­­ 

www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk

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