A boys’prep school in Hertfordshire for has raised more than £5,000 for local children’s charities, following a sponsored walk.
Pupils at Lockers Park School, Boxmoor, were joined by staff, parents, guests, and assorted dogs as they covered the five-mile route, to the benefit of both the Collett School – a Hemel Hempstead school for children with complex needs – and the Pepper Foundation, a charity enabling young people to receive hospice care in their own home.
“This is a special event that not only teaches our pupils the importance of compassion and a sense of responsibility about the world they live in, but also shows them what can be achieved by joining forces,” said Lockers Park head, Gavin Taylor.
“We are a purposefully small school that makes a purposefully big impact on our local community and are grateful for the important work done by the Pepper Foundation and the Collett School.”
Pat Daley, chair of the Pepper Foundation, said: “The Pepper Foundation raises funds for children’s hospice at home nursing services, supporting families and helping children living with complex health needs to enjoy the best quality of life possible. Thank you to Lockers Park for thinking of us; the money raised will go directly to help local children.”
Twenty-eight children from Collett School were among the more than 250 participants in the sponsored walk.
“The Collett School is striving to become a flagship for special education, and our mission is to support the children to grow in confidence, giving them as much independence as possible to enable them to be part of society and contribute to the community,” said the institution’s headteacher, Jennie Witter.
“We rely heavily on donations from a range of different sources including amazing fundraising events such as this. Thank you to our fantastic supporters at Lockers Park again this year.”
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