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Stowe School smash their 18km fundraising challenge

Stowe School finished their challenge completing over 10,000km covering the distance between the UK and the Bridge Over the River Kwai

Stowe School have set themselves a lockdown challenge to raise funds for WWTW. From 8th-21st February, ALL members of the Stowe community, Cadets, non-Cadets and Staff, have been challenged to cover 18km, logging their miles on Strava.  The challenge has had an amazing uptake from the community with an incredible 192 participants.

 The Challenge: 

What: Walk, Run or Cycle at least 18km over two weeks  

Why: As a school, Stowe would like to cover enough kilometres to reach one of the three Destination Targets below.  

Where: Setting off virtually from North Front steps, there are 3 target destinations, each with a military theme – Gallipoli (2469 km), FOB Sykes (Forward Operating Base) Northern Iraq (3910 km), and Helmand Province, Afghanistan (5987 km), The Bridge Over the River Kwai (10,000 km), which was reached on 21st Feb

Who: All CCF cadets are expected to be involved and the challenge is extended to ALL other members of the Stowe community including staff, parents etc. 

 Achieving a minimum distance of 18kms over 2 weeks, even in adverse weather conditions, gives a purpose to the Stowe Community team effort, and also puts into context the adversity that many of our wounded ex veterans face daily.

Stowe School Headmaster, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner said,

‘Walking With The Wounded is one of those charities that leads by example.  It offers all-encompassing support to veterans at every step of their journey.  Those who have been physically, mentally or financially disadvantaged by their service can find practical and emotional help and collective understanding.  Stowe is also a hugely collaborative Community, and during this lockdown it has become vital to find new ways of engaging with each other and pushing ourselves to go the extra mile. The Stowe CCF/ Community Challenge will not only encourage us all to step away from the demands of online learning, and test our physical resilience, but it will hopefully raise awareness for Walking With the Wounded and the remarkable people it seeks to help.'

 You can support the challenge here