Peter Higgins Inspires Sixth Form To Walk For Mary's Meals
On Friday 8 March the College welcomed Peter Higgins from the board of trustees of Mary’s Meals into school to talk to the Sixth Form about the work of the charity and to express his gratitude for the fundraising the College undertakes. His talk was timely inspiration for the Sixth Form, many of whom were just about to undertake a marathon marching challenge, attempting to walk 24 miles in just seven hours.
The 24/7 challenge took place on Sunday 10 March. 50 students and 12 staff from Princethorpe College trudged a grand total of 1,476 miles to raise money for the charity Mary’s Meals. This was the eleventh consecutive year Sixth Formers and staff had rallied together, laced up their walking boots and headed out.
Their route took them around Coventry starting from Ryton and finishing at Meriden, it took in varying terrain, making conditions uncomfortable underfoot especially in the inclement wet weather.
Five walkers were first across the line, Ben Haden, Joseph Hurworth, Sion Murphy, Thomas Parker and Oscar Phillips completed the course in just 6 hours and 52 minutes.
They were followed home by a procession of jubilant finishers with the final walker completing the challenge at just after 6.00pm.
Organiser of the event and Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Mr Rod Isaacs, who also completed the 24-mile walk, commented, “As always there was a wonderful spirit of camaraderie along the route. Everyone was helping each other and keeping focused on the aim to raise as much money as possible for impoverished children around the world.”
However, the fundraising doesn’t stop there because on Sunday 7 April a 25 strong team of walkers will attempt the Coventry Way Challenge, a 40-mile circular walk.
Through the College’s fundraising, 636 children at Makalanga Primary School, in Malawi, are already receiving a daily meal in school for the first time.
There is still plenty of time to support our Sixth Form walkers who are aiming to beat last year’s total and raise over £10,000.
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