A Marathon Week of Fundraising at Passmores - UPDATED 27/4

The Passmores community has been digging deep to support a range of deserving charities this week.

A non-uniform day was held last Wednesday, with students making donations to support RP Fighting Blindness. This charity funds research into finding a cure for a condition of the eye known as retinitis pigmentosa, which leads to visual impairment and blindness. The fundraising effort had been inspired by staff member Ms Roberts’s son Alex, who is visually impaired himself, and took part in the London Marathon on Sunday in support of the charity. Running unaided, Alex successfully completed the gruelling course in 5 hours, 24 minutes. Ms Roberts said, 'this was a huge accomplishment, but it was the amazing support that Alex received that spurred him on to make his dream a reality. I cannot put into words what this means to him – thank you to all who donated and encouraged him.' Alex raised a staggering £4500 for the charity, which includes the £867 donated by Passmores students.

But that's not all – Passmores staff member Mrs Kerrigan, wished to pass on her thanks to all for sponsoring daughter Lauren and son-in-law John, who also completed the Marathon last weekend. They were running in memory of Lauren’s sister Faye, supporting the charity Whizz Kidz, who supply manual and electric wheelchairs for disabled children. Thanks to the generous support of everyone who sponsored them, Lauren and John smashed their target of £3,800, raising an astonishing £6000 between them.

This Sunday (30th April, at 2.15pm), our very own Miss Conway, Mr McGee and Miss Martin will abseil down Church Langley Water Tower, to raise much needed funds for Passmores's charity, No Child Without. If you would like to support this charitable cause, you can make a donation by clicking on the following link:

https://www.justgiving.com/ncwabseil

Good luck guys, and remember - don’t look down!

Check back next week for an update on their daring descent down the Tower.