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Thomas Gainsborough School pupils in Great Cornard support Step Up For Our NHS fundraiser




Students and staff from Thomas Gainsborough School have been putting their best feet forward to help raise money for the NHS.

The Great Cornard school signed up to the ‘Step Up For Our NHS’ challenge, a fitness fundraiser involving more than a dozen schools and almost 1,000 participants, which aims to complete five million step-ups.

Ross Myhill, PE teacher at TGS, said: “When we were invited by Felixstowe Academy to take part in the challenge, we didn’t have to think twice. It is a great way to keep students fit and active during this time and many staff and parents have also joined in.

Stirling Blakebrough, a Year 7 student at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard, completed 2,754 step-ups in one day in support of the Step Up For Our NHS challenge. Contributed picture. (36744841)
Stirling Blakebrough, a Year 7 student at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard, completed 2,754 step-ups in one day in support of the Step Up For Our NHS challenge. Contributed picture. (36744841)

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved – it is a real achievement in supporting such a worthwhile cause.”

An inter-schools competition held as part of the challenge saw TGS lift the trophy, as well as add another £50 donation to the fund supporting NHS Charities Together, with more than £640 raised so far.

Among the TGS participants was Year 7 student Connie Clasby-Myers, who completed all the individual challenges while competing against her dad.

To donate, go online to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joseph-cain1.


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