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Autism UK fundraising

Today, Mr Willcock met with the Student Council to discuss fundraising for a very important cause. Mr Willcock is running the London Marathon on 26th April 2020 for The National Autistic Society. This is 26.2 miles which is a long run, and Mr Willcock is not a runner so he is starting from the beginning, building his miles up each week so he is able to run the full race in April. This is a big challenge and shows that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

The fundraising has become a school wide challenge, and today’s meeting was to brain storm for ideas to raise money. This could be anything from a school event to something outside of school. The students will come up with their ideas, then these will be taken to the next council meeting for discussion.

After the meeting, Mr Willcock said: “I was so proud of the students and they took everything on board. The students were really engaged – they’re a great bunch. They’ve got their thinking caps on already about how they can fundraise and raise awareness too, not only for The National Autistic Society but also for mental health – it is their chance to shine and be part of the varied and important charity work we do across our school community.”

Also, if anyone would like to join Mr Willcock and Miss Brown after school on a Thursday for running club – everyone is welcome! We will be following Mr Willcock’s progress over the coming months as he prepares for this amazing challenge. For more information about The National Autistic Society, please follow the link below.

https://www.autism.org.uk/

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB