Teachers inspired by student raise £3,080 for children’s hospice by doing sponsored walk

Teachers inspired by student raise £3,080 for children’s hospice by doing sponsored walk

Foundation Studies teachers at Brockenhurst College have raised £3,080 for children’s hospice Naomi House & Jacksplace by organising a sponsored walk inspired by one of their students.

Sarah Dudley, Kim Benford, Tilly Larment, Laura Oliver, Philippa Silver and Mo Taylor walked 14 miles along the Clarendon Way, which runs between Salisbury Cathedral and Winchester Cathedral.

Another teacher in the group, Paul Major, walked the full 26 miles.

The walkers were inspired by Brock student and heart transplant recipient, Lucy Pearson, who has received care at the hospice in Sutton Scotney, Hampshire.

She chose for her teachers to walk in tutus, which was a challenge the group duly accepted.

Initially they aimed to raise £2,000 for the cause, and were delighted to exceed that target by an incredible £1,080.

Sarah Dudley said afterwards: “I’ve been working at Brockenhurst College for ten years and have had the pleasure of working with loads of great students.

“Lucy’s story has touched us all, and we wanted to do something for Naomi House & Jacksplace, which has given her a fantastic level of support over the years.”

Lucy said: ““I’m very happy that staff took part and completed the walk.

“Thank you to them for raising such an amazing amount of money, which will go towards days out, special care and equipment like the hydro pool,” she added.

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