Pupils chose to support WWTW following a visit from Captain Ali last year and hearing the stories of both the challenges he faced following his injuries in a roadside bomb explosion in 2007 and also his fantastic achievements since with Walking With The Wounded. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, completed seven marathons in the Sahara desert (Marathon Des Sables) and trekked to the South Pole with Prince Harry.
The children, supported by Friends of Clifton, raised the money by organising ‘Popcorn Fridays.’ a pyjama party and a photography competition. They also took part in Walking Home for Christmas during their school holidays last year. The Friends of Clifton helped by holding a charity ball and a race night.
Captain Ali returned to the school to collect the cheque and the children jumped at the chance to hear about the adventures he plans for 2017.
Antonia Clarke, Deputy Head of Clifton School and Nursery, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Captain Ali back to the school, especially to present him with such a terrific amount for Walking With The Wounded. The children and the wider school community all really got behind the cause after his visit last year, and we’re incredibly grateful to everybody who has helped to raise this much.”