Llanishen High School support City Hospice by raising £6142.52
Llanishen High School raise over £6k for City Hospice by taking on a virtual challenge to travel to Patagonia in March.
It was in February when we chatted to Llanishen High School about how the pandemic was impacting on the school and in particular the impact on practical physical education lessons. Our #100Heroes Challenge was the perfect solution to help bring the school together and get people out in the fresh air taking on a challenge.
They took on a virtual challenge to get to Patagonia
Head of PE, Mr Harry Trelawny soon engaged the PE department and other teachers in recruiting staff and pupils. They decided on their challenge and encouraged the Alumni to take part too! Their goal was to reach Patagonia, the only other Welsh speaking country in the world. The challenge was to walk, run, cycle, scoot over 12,000 miles to reach Patagonia, by end of March.
During the challenge there were lots of updates and ‘virtual’ visits to ex pupils living all over the world. They sent messages of support to help keep the team motivated. A team of over 300 people took part, many taking on personal challenges for the first time!
Harry Trelawny explains: “We named the team LHS Heart & Sole and it was incredible to see so many people in our school from caretakers, pupils staff, parents and ex-pupils get involved in the challenge and raising money for City Hospice. The Hospice has helped so many families in our school community and we are delighted to be raising money to support the charity. I am so proud that the team really put their ‘Heart & Sole’ into the challenge and we raised such a large amount”.
The school were proud to present the cheque to City Hospice. As a result of the success of the challenge, we are delighted to announce that LLanishen High School and City Hospice are entering into a long-term charity partnership.
Sarah Parry Head Teacher told us:
“I’d like to thank everyone at Llanishen High for taking part in the challenge for City Hospice. A big thank you to everyone who has donated. The challenge has really helped bring us together as a school and community at a time when we have all spent too much time apart. I am delighted that we have raised so much money for City Hospice. It will help them to look after people through such difficult times. I am really looking forward to the school and City Hospice working together in partnership the future”.
Liz Andrews CEO, City Hospice said:
“We are really grateful to everyone at Llanishen High School who has been involved on the journey to Patagonia. What an incredible challenge it has been involving so many pupils, teachers, school staff , ex-pupils and the wider community. Your fundraising for our charity will really make a difference to the patients and the families we care for. Thank you all so much. We are delighted that we will be charity partners in the future”.