Roedean Hits the Ground Running – 31 Complete the RISE 8K

10 October 2023

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Roedean Hits the Ground Running – 31 Complete the RISE 8K

Roedean students and staff have started the charity fund-raising ball rolling with an 8K run for the local charity RISE, which supports those affected by domestic abuse. Having raised over £40,000 for a range of charities last year, the School has been set a challenge to beat this total in 2023-2024! 

22 students in Year 11 and 12, along with 9 members of staff completed this all-female 8-kilometre race along the undercliff below School. Having won the Schools’ Shield last year, the team were keen to retain this, but, despite having the largest school team by far, they were pipped by 3 quick runners from another school. None of our runners had completed the full distance before, but they all had a brilliant time, running in gaggles with a samba band and a choir to keep them going along the way.

It was great to see them all collect at the end to cheer each other over the line, and they have already raised a fantastic total of £1300! Congratulations to everyone involved!

Looking ahead, the School will be hosting a brilliant charity Color Run on Sunday 12 November to raise funds for Project 125 Moldova and the orphanage we are supporting there.

Miss Orrells