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Posted on: 01/04/2020

Virtual Fun Run for a Real Good Cause!

The whole school community of TUNBRIDGE WELLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS came together this week in a virtual fancy dress dance extravaganza to raise funds for Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The TWGSB Sixth Form Senior Prefect and House Captain team decided that they would not let social distancing thwart their annual charity Fun Run and instead adapted the event to a virtual dance-off, opening up the event to the whole school including students, their families and even staff!  Deputy Head Boy, Gabriel Kupper, explained:

“We were determined to make our final fundraising activity count this year and we thought it would cheer everyone up to join together remotely in a fun experience.”

All students and staff were sent a video of a Sixth Form dancer performing a Hip Hop two-step to the sound of Pump it up by Endor and then filmed or photographed their own interpretation along with the track. So far, the students have smashed through their fundraising target of £500 and hope that more people enjoying the video will make a contribution, to make this a memorable year for all the right reasons.

Excluding the dance-off, Year 13 have raised £2775 for the Air Ambulance so far this year and Headteacher, Amanda Simpson reflected upon their achievements:

“Throughout the year I have been proud to see our Sixth Formers run various activities to raise vital funds for their chosen charity.  It is a testament to their determination that they have found a fun and uplifting way to end the year’s fundraising.”

Air Ambulance Community Fundraiser, Sarita Taneja, agreed:

“At such a difficult time for us all, it means even more that our supporters are still thinking of the charity and fundraising in their fantastic ways – it really does mean so very much to us.”


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