Are you up for our 100 miles for 100 years challenge?

20th January 2021

We are always up for a challenge at St Dominic’s and hope you are too! How about helping us with our 100-mile challenge – aiming to raise £10,000 before the end of summer term?

This is a big year for the school, our centenary, and while our plans have needed to be kept under review because of the ongoing pandemic, we are optimistic that things will improve and we can all get back to some level of normality.

As you would expect, we are pressing ahead in true Dominican fashion by maintaining our positivity and community spirit, even though we may not all be together physically at this time.

 

The St Dominic’s Centenary Lander Charity Challenge

We are calling on students, staff and parents to join our 100 miles for 100 years challenge by pledging to walk, run, cycle or swim 100 miles in memory of one of our teachers, Mrs Lander, who sadly passed away last term.

It is hoped that we will raise £10,000 with the money going to St Giles Hospice, Lichfield, Mrs Lander’s favourite charity, and towards a lasting memorial to her within our centenary garden.  

Those taking part can log their miles on a special app and are being asked to take pictures of their fundraising efforts which will be uploaded on the school’s Facebook page. Participants can complete their miles at times convenient to them with a finishing date set for July 14.

We will have house competitions for the greatest distance travelled and the most challenging miles, and hope Year 3 and upwards will want to try and achieve the 100-mile target on their own, while the younger children, Reception to Year 2, could opt to accumulate the miles as a class. 

Participants can track their own miles or sign up to our dedicated club on the STRAVA App, called St Dominic’s Centenary Lander Charity Challenge which will track their activity along with that of other members taking part.

 

A great cause

St Giles Hospice is doing a wonderful job caring for local people and their families living with a potential terminal illness but it takes money to keep providing this invaluable service to the community – an estimated £9 million every year.

The hospice team estimates there are another 1,000 people locally who could benefit from the specialised care they provide if the funds were available, so it’s a tremendous cause and we would like to do everything we can to raise as much money as possible.

For more information, contact the school or email admin@stdominicsgrammarschool.co.uk