Boyne House has decided to refocus during this lockdown period, focusing on what the boys can do, not what they can’t do. They have therefore challenged themselves to raise money for their House charity, the James Hopkins Trust.
The James Hopkins Trust provides care for babies and children up to the age of five who have a life limiting or life-threatening condition whilst also supporting their families. Currently the Trust is supporting over 100 children and families in Gloucestershire.
#Challenge10 was conceived by the Boyne House Prefects as a means by which they could break up the second half of term, counter the negative feelings around lockdown, raise much needed funds for the House charity and bring the Boyne House community of staff and boys together whether they were in College or in isolation. The Challenge10 began on 11 November and finishes on the Friday of exeat (although some isolators are keen to continue it when they return to College!). Ten pupils and staff are running 10km per day, Charlie is trying to do 1,000 push ups a day, isolators are doing the 1,000 stair challenge while other boys are playing chess, cycling, planking or completing Economics extension work to contribute.
The main thing is that everyone does something, and that it helps to raise funds for Kite’s Corner at The James Hopkins Trust, which is the respite care facility run in Gloucester for children and families living with life limiting disability. The Boyne House Challenge10 is 10 days, whereas their challenge is every day.
For daily updates on the challenge, please follow @BoyneHouseCC on Twitter.
Mr Kemp and Mrs Brooke have agreed to run 10km in an outfit of the boys choosing if the House raises £2,500 by this Sunday. So please do donate by clicking here, and leave suggestions as to what they should wear!