Approximately 45 Ridgeway pupils and their form tutors ran a total of just over 450 laps between them around the MUGA at lunchtime today. They did this wearing reindeer antlers and flashing red noses. The purpose of the run was to raise money for Ridgeway's House charity Chestnut Tree House.
Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. They care for life-limited children both at the House, and in families’ own homes. It currently costs well over £3million per year to provide all of their FREE care services, yet they receive less than 7% of their funding from central government. This means they need to raise 93p in every £1 through fundraising, and it is because of events like this that they are able to continue to provide this vital care to local children and families.
Money to still to be collect and counted up and we will announce the total shortly.