St George’s School Windsor Castle Raises Over £8,000 in Spectacular Thames Hospice Reindeer Run

While Santa’s reindeer may have bid farewell for another year, the spirit of giving is still alive and thriving in Windsor. In a heartwarming display of camaraderie and generosity, St George’s School Windsor Castle recently announced a staggering fundraising achievement of £8,230 through the Thames Hospice Reindeer Run.

On Thursday, 7th December, more than 180 spirited children from Years 3-8 braved the cold and damp weather to participate in the sponsored cross-country run, showcasing their resilience and commitment to making a difference. The run offered three different distances, ranging from 2.5km to 5km, around Windsor Castle’s Home Park Private, where the school’s playing fields are located. Students rallied support from family and friends, collecting donations that would contribute to the monumental fundraising total.

It was a tremendous feat, The children put in an incredible amount of effort, in spite of the weather, to raise this incredible sum for a very worthwhile cause. Our sporting values of leadership, teamwork, honesty, enjoyment, and the pursuit of excellence were all very much in evidence on the day.

Patrick Wright, Director of Sport at St George’s School Windsor Castle

The funds raised by St George’s School Windsor Castle accounted for over a fifth of the total collected through the event overall. In total, participating schools raised an impressive £38,766 – a sum substantial enough to fund a nurse at the Thames Hospice for an entire year.

We are so grateful for the support of St George’s School Windsor Castle. The funds raised make a real difference to the care we can offer our patients and their families, enabling us to continue providing our services free of charge to people in the local community.

Layla Pipe, Senior Community Fundraiser at Thames Hospice

This act of benevolence is part of a broader commitment by St George’s School Windsor Castle to support Thames Hospice. Last year, Year 6 students from the school spent a morning at the Hospice facility in Maidenhead, engaging in arts and crafts with patients and families. The students also collaborated with Hospice staff to brainstorm and plan future fundraising activities, culminating in a heartfelt concert in the Hospice’s cafe overlooking Bray Lake.

We look forward to continuing to find ways to support Thames Hospice moving forward. Further concerts, fundraising, and more visits from our children as part of their active service days are already in the planning.

Richard Wilson, Partnerships Lead at St George’s School Windsor Castle

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