Dauntsey’s pupils raise funds for African orphanage in 24-hour Runathon

Posted on 6th Mar 2018 in School News, Sport, Fundraising

A team made up of pupils and staff from Dauntsey’s has completed a 24-hour Runathon to raise money for the School’s chosen charity for 2018, Malayaka House, an orphanage in Uganda.

Some 735 miles were run over a total of 1915 laps of the running course, raising more than £1000 in sponsorship. Special mention must go to Hugh and Henry, two pupils who each completed 69 laps, meaning they both ran more than a marathon.

Jane Hubbard, Head of Charities at Dauntsey’s, said:

‘The Runathon has become an annual fixture in our fundraising campaign and this year the pupils and staff surpassed themselves in reaching almost 2000 laps of the course.

‘Thanks must go to all the – now exhausted! – runners but also to those who cheered them on and sponsored them.’