A much loved annual event is the ‘Therfield School Sponsored Walk’. This is an exciting event to help raise money for charity. Causes supported are The Therfield Trust (the Parent’s Association) and one chosen charity decided by the school community. We saw in 2018 and 2019 it was a hugely beneficial event for the school as a community and brought everyone at the school together with a real sense of achievement. The event also gives the students a great opportunity to see a beautiful part of the local area they may not be familiar with and hopefully encourage them to visit again.
Across the two sponsored walks we have done we have raised over £20,000 and we look forward to being able to do it again soon!
When? Usually in October (if the weather is poor we will use a reserve day).
Why? School community involvement in raising key funds for the Therfield Trust and chosen charity.
How? Walking as a tutor group to Ashtead Common and then students/staff being able to walk at their own pace on the rest of the route.
This is an opportunity for the whole school community to come together and overcome the challenge of the 10 mile walk!
In 2019 we raised money for:
- The Therfield Trust
The Therfield Trust has been working immensely hard over years to raise money that goes towards funding supplies, facilities and opportunities for students across the school. In recent years they have contributed towards the Drama Studio build and the new Food Preparation room.
- Pancreatic Cancer UK
Following the very sad loss of Mr Rob Moorhouse this year from the staff we would like to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Rob was a well-loved member of staff by all that knew him and is very much missed here at the school. We would love to be able to do something special in his honour.
Statistics show that less than 1% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer live for more than 10 years and 37% of cases are preventable. Pancreatic cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 6% of all cancer deaths (2016). If you would like more information please see the websitehttps://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/.