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Marathon Walk for Mental Health 2020

2020 is a major landmark in the careers of Mr Tindall & Mrs O'Neil as it represents 30 years in teaching for each of us.

To commemorate and celebrate this significant achievement, members of the school community are planning to complete a 26 mile marathon sponsored walk during June. The aim of the walk is to raise awareness of (and much needed funds for), children's mental health.

The plan is to create a legacy fund to support children and families in times of greatest need. Several fund-raising initiatives and activities will support the walk and we hope to involve as many people as we can from the Holy Family School, parish & local school communities in this very worthwhile cause.

The first opportunity open for everyone is to design a logo & character for the sponsored walk. This competition is open to every family in the school; designs can be hand-drawn or computer generated.

Further details about the fund-raising opportunities and the sponsored walk can be found below:

Date of walk: Saturday 27 June 2020

Start time 9.00am

Route: Westminster Cathedral to Holy Family School in 5 stages:

Stage 1: Westminster Cathedral to St Mary's University, Twickenham 

Stage 2: St Mary's University Twickenham to St James' Catholic Primary School, Twickenham

Stage 3: St James' Twickenham to Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School, Hersham

Stage 4: Cardinal Newman to St George's College, Weybridge

Stage 5: St George's College to Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Addlestone

Several hardy walkers have already committed to support Mr Tindall on the entire 26 mile route. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join the walk for part of a stage, a single stage, several stages or the entire journey.

We are asking all members of the Holy Family community, friends and colleagues in other schools to seek sponsors for this walk. Every penny we raise will be used to support children and families suffering from mental health issues. It is hoped we can raise the profile of the importance of talking about mental health, supporting each other, training staff, providing counselling or nurture groups and much more.

A Crowdfunding page will be set up in the coming weeks and we are looking for local business partners to come on board and work with us in raising funds for this very worthwhile cause.

All information about the walk and our fund-raising efforts will be posted here so please check back regularly.