One of our wonderful students, Cameron and his Mum ran from Salisbury to Swindon along the Great Stones Way on 17th July to raise money to be able to provide a scholarship for The True Athlete Project.
They completed the 70km run in 8 hours 41 minutes!
Over the last two years Cameron has been mentored by Paralympic Judo gold medallist, Chris Skelley, as part of The True Athlete Project and was keen for another person to benefit from the scheme.
On their journey, Cameron and Mum were supported by family and a running team which included our PE teacher, Alvaro. The challenge started at 4.45am at Salisbury Cathedral getting through a marvellous route in 35-degree conditions for the majority of the day.
Considering the level of the challenge - Cameron and his Mum kept in really good spirits throughout the whole challenge, smiling from start to finish.
A highlight of the challenge was that Cameron was able to meet his mentor Chris in person for the very first time. Prior to this they had only ever spoken on Zoom.
His mentor Chris did his own rowing challenge to support Cameron and was expected to meet him at the end of his run, but instead his mum had arranged for Chris to surprise him at Barbury Castle in Swindon and join Cameron for the final three miles of the route.
Chris then welcomed the runners for snacks and drinks at his home and gave them the chance to see his Paralympic gold medal and MBE.
So far, over £2300 has been raised - exceeding their initial goal of raising £950, which will fund another Sport scholarship for another young person.
To donate please visit: https://donorbox.org/cameron-chris-fundraiser