With the support of the Foundation, Becky Cooper and the team at Hidelow Grange School and Dovecote School raised an outstanding £770 for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust after completing the Fit 4 February challenge, which involved running one mile a day.
Read below to see how the School came together to support a charity near and dear to them and how the Foundation was able to boost their fundraising efforts!
“Through rain and shine, the communities at Hidelow Grange School and Dovecote School came together during February to show a huge amount of determination when they completed their Fit 4 February Challenge. This was organised by PE teacher Sam Goodchild. He challenged staff and students to run or walk a mile a day over the month to raise funds for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The challenge not only aimed to encourage everyone to get fitter, but also to make the link between physical health and mental wellbeing.
By getting outside and raising money for charity, he hoped to also raise everyone’s spirits which were a bit low because of the difficult winter lockdown. As a result of their endeavours they raised £385 for the Charlie Waller Trust. This was been match funded by the CareTech Foundation to raise an amazing total of £770. This money will help the charity develop and deliver effective mental health education for children and young people, and provide training and support for those who work with them.
Pupils at Hide low Grange School collectively completed 146 miles and their staff added a further 157 miles. Dovecote pupils ran 46 miles and other members of the CareTech community added a further 101.5 miles, bringing the total number of miles run to 450.5 miles. This is further than running from London to Edinburgh! This is a tremendous achievement and everyone who took part in the challenge should feel proud of their hard work. They are all Mental Health Heroes!”