The Summerfield charity day took place on Sunday 6th March and raised an amazing £4,091 for Alport UK and the Leo Bush Fund.
It involved every member of the House and some staff running laps of the College athletics track, by relay, in an attempt to break the men’s world record for a marathon. This was achieved in a collective time of 1 hour, 55 minutes and 24 seconds for a marathon distance of 26 miles and 385 yards – a fantastic performance which equated to 105.5 laps of the track and was inside world record pace by about 6 minutes!
Housemaster Charlie Harrison commented: “Aside from the realisation that the ‘Sum(merfield) of the parts is greater than the whole’, we now understand just how incredibly fast one man can run for 26 miles! Thanks to all those who took part and helped out on the day.”
Alport UK is particularly important to Summerfield as one of the pupils has had a diagnosis of Alport Syndrome since birth. Leo Bush’s parents are raising awareness for babies born with rare life limiting conditions to help improve testing and diagnosis in more hospitals. Mike Bush, Leo’s uncle, is one of Summerfield’s long serving tutors.
The House is incredibly grateful for every donation, large and small and fundraising is continuing on the House’s JustGiving page should you be able to support.