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Fun run for a serious cause

On a glorious April Spring morning our House Captains led the whole Sixth Form in a fabulous fun run raising over £1,500 in aid of YoungMinds, a charity supporting youth mental health.
Not an everyday sight on the sports field
Not an everyday sight on the sports field

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys staff and Sixth Form bubble certainly let their hair down when they ran in Fancy Dress, enjoying some very silly challenges and an obstacle course. Head of Year 13, Mrs Corp, said “Congratulations to all who entered into the joyful spirit of the event.  The costumes were incredibly imaginative and covered a wide range from a herd of 7ft Dinosaurs, a Joey Exotic, Zeus, Dumbledore, 2 sharks, a lobster, Dolly Parton, the cast of Scooby Doo and The Beatles from their Sergeant Pepper days.  It was a real tonic to see so many smiling faces after a long year of Covid restrictions.”

Led by their prefect team, the students have organised a year of charity fundraising including cake sales, non-uniform days, a Valentines Pie video and this final event, a fancy dress fun run. The beneficiary charity YoungMinds aims to leave no child, teenager or young adult feeling isolated when dealing with issues surrounding mental health and TWGSB pledges full support for the work they undertake in schools and other organisations. A total of over £4,500 has been raised over the year and anyone wishing to support the Sixth Formers in their endeavour can visit their JustGiving fundraising page. 

YoungMinds responded “During the challenging times we are all facing at the moment, we hope to see more young adults comfortably talking about their emotions and we are delighted with the support we have received from the students and wider community of Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys.  We cannot thank them enough for their contribution to our mission to ensure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.”

 

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