Our students have been working hard to raise funds during the pandemic and some of their stories are below:
Hugo baking muffins for key workers
First Former Hugo and his younger brother have taken the time to bake and deliver muffins for key workers, after the Wimbledon initiative spread through their community.
Muffins made by all those participating in this scheme have been delivered to NHS workers at various hospitals as well as Wandsworth Fire Station, the police, Wimbledon train care depot, refuse collectors, sorting offices, community centres, the crew at Villiers Road recycling centre and food banks from Wimbledon to Clapham.
An extraordinary 25,000 muffins have been made and delivered to local heroes. For more information about the Wimbledon initiative, please click here: #LadyWimbledon tells the story of Wimbledon's own Muffin Man
Thank you Hugo for supporting the community.
Myles and the 2.6 Challenge
Many Whitgift students have been participating in the 2.6 challenge in place of the London Marathon. Some students ran 2.6 miles, others did 26 push ups, read for 26 mins and much more to raise money for our School charities and the NHS!
Fifth Form student Myles and his mother set themselves a 2.6 challenge to see how many pairs of socks they could shoot into a paper waste bin positioned 2.6 metres away in 26 seconds.
Myles raised money for Urban Synergy because the Covid-19 pandemic has had immense impact on the futures of disadvantaged young people in South London. The aim is to help Urban Synergy to support young people with e-Mentors so they keep aspirations high and stay on track.
Well done Myles for raising over £700.
Zain going Vegan and cycling the equivalent of London to Paris
In aid of NHS Charities Together, School Captain, Zain decided to go vegan and cycle the equivalent of Whitgift to the Eiffel Tower (roughly a 16Km daily cycle).
NHS Charities Together supports and champions the work of the NHS. They give 1 million pounds every day to the NHS helping to improve patient care and experience; fund major capital projects. They also support pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most. They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff. They build an important link between our hospitals and communities.
Well done to Zain who has already raised nearly £5000, please do support him if you can: gf.me/u/xw89zx