Stamford School take part in sponsored walk for Tom Billington
Staff and students from Stamford school walked 13km on Tuesday 30th June, in memory of Tom Billington, to raise money for the charities that helped him over the course of his illness.
Over the past few months pupils at Stamford School have been raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, CLIC Sargent and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. There have been collections at intervals organised by the students involved in MAD week’s ‘Animal Farm’, and Nick and Charlie who run the Stamford School Tuckshop gave a large amount of their earnings to the charities. Many more fundraising events have been happening, leading up to a whole school sponsored walk.
The walk began early at the Stamford School Chapel, and the route travelled through Stamford and onto Tinwell, to end at Normanton at the edge of Rutland Water. With highs up to 28°C the students were packed up with water, and supervised by their teachers who took part in the walk also, they set off at 9:30am, finishing the walk about four hours later.
Thanks have to go to the school’s Year 12 students who marshalled the route, as well as Marlowe Bramwich, a local PCSO, who made sure the crossing at Tinwell was safe. Nesbit Bros. Coaches provided the students with a ride back to school after the walk.
Including the events that have been happening around Stamford Endowed Schools, the walk has brought the running total to £10,000 for the three charities, and still counting.
Headmaster of Stamford School, Mr Will Phelan, said: “Tom was a wonderful Stamfordian and great friend to all. There has been a great determination felt throughout the Stamford Endowed Schools to do something for the charities that helped Tom and his family. The walk was a culmination of this and has raised a great sum of money for the charities, at least £10,000. All those involved should be very proud of their efforts, as, indeed, am I.”