Prefects raise almost £10,000 for charity

Prefects raise almost £10,000 for charity

By Theo Hunt (L6, H)

Last weekend, 24 College Prefects started a 24-hour run and cycle for charity. This year, the event raised money for Winston’s Wish, a charity which helps to improve the lives of young people who have suffered from bereavement. Cheltenham College is also supporting the charity Young Gloucestershire, which aims to support disadvantaged young people who are facing challenges by helping them to find jobs and look after their mental health.

The Prefects set out on their run at 7.30pm on Saturday evening, cycling in shifts through the night and running the following day, joined by various Houses throughout the afternoon. On Saturday night, there were Lower and Upper College socials, to which pupils wore t-shirts they had bought in aid of the charities. In addition, there was a fair on College field on Sunday afternoon, with a host of activities organised by the pupils, ranging from pancake stalls and beat the goalie to a sponsored splat – covering people in egg and flour – all for a good cause!

The event culminated in a spectacular Colour Run for the Upper Sixth, then, exhausted and still covered in dye from the Colour Run, the Prefects ran triumphantly into Chapel. The whole event raised close to £10,000 for the charities, which the Prefects expect to top with a mufti day later in the term: a great achievement!

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