Dominic Hart, Head boy and friends take on the 3 peaks challenge to raise money for Meningitis Now!
Colston's Sixth former's raising money for Meningitis Now!
My name is Dominic Hart and I am the current Head Boy of Colston's school and this year alongside 5 Upper Sixth form Students we will be taking on the 3 peaks challenge in aid of the charity Meningitis Now.
As some of you may know from previous articles written by OC and current charity Co-ordinator Emma Fredericks, the school this year has taken on Meningitis Now as the charity for this academic year. As a school, this is a cause very close to our hearts, as in the summer of 2017 we lost a former pupil George Zographou to Meningitis.
In consequence, the school has been busy raising awareness and money to counter the silent killer that is Meningitis. So far the charity committee through events such as the ‘Great Colston’s Bake off’ and ‘Colston’s Got Talent’ has raised enough for 2 weeks of the Meningitis Now Helpline, 4 bereavement counselling courses, 10 days of research into new vaccines, 40 hours of art, music or play therapy for a sibling affected by meningitis. Not to mention this past week the charity committee also delivered an informative assembly detailing the potential symptoms of meningitis to all the school.
However, we wanted to take this a step further! As a result in early October myself and 5 other Sixth former students decided we wanted to do our bit for Meningitis Now and embarked on training for the 3 Peaks challenge. This involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland (Ben Nevis-1344m), England (Scafell-978m) and Wales (Snowdon-1085m) and travelling in between them, within 24 hours. A gruelling challenge for any seasoned sportsman. Our early mornings in the gym however have paid off and on 7th April we will start our attempt. Through our efforts we hope to raise as much as possible to counter this cruel disease. In a few weeks’ time we shall endeavour to inform you on our successes!
This is a great challenge for a great cause which we would love you to support if you would like to get in touch contact us on: 11DHart@colstons.bristol.sch.uk 07412747604
We are sorry to report that former Chairman of Governors Andrew Reid has passed away
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