26th November 2013
Writing: Rishi Shah (Year 7)
On Sunday 24th November, 26 students from Year 7 took to Westwood Park in Little Chalfont for a fun run of between 2 and 15 one-kilometre laps of the park, in aid of Jamie's Fund. The event was organised by Rishi Shah in Year 7, and he reports on the day:
I started DCGS this year and found James’ story extremely moving when I read it. To go from an ordinary life to needing £250,000 to get life-saving treatment: it’s not something anyone should have to go through. That’s why I decided to organise this Year 7 fun run in aid of him. 26 students got involved, and Mr Burn also ran. He was going to run the full 15km, and also get sponsored for eating ice-cream whilst running! I chose to run 10 laps. Everyone arrived and we warmed up before getting down to business and starting.
It was cold and tiring, but we all battled it through in the end, treating ourselves to cakes and hot drinks afterwards! Freddie and Matt in 7 Rayner won a sweet jar as they ran the most laps (the full 15km!). We proudly raised more than £1300 for James which was gob–smacking, and substantially exceeding my expectations. It was a fantastic experience and I would like to thank everyone who donated or ran.
James and his family has now flown to Florida for his treatment, and Jamie's Fund is continuing to raise money for Kids 'n' Cancer, the charity supporting James and other boys like him. If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so on their JustGiving page.