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Dauntsey’s Pupils Raise Money for Malaria No More - World Malaria Day 25th April 2016

Published Thursday 28th of April 2016 11:51:27 AM

Picture shows: The Start of Dauntsey’s Manor Marathon at Bath Abbey Pupils from Dauntsey’s are working hard to raise funds for Malaria No More, its chosen charity for 2015/16. This UK-based charity funds malaria programmes in Africa that help prevent, diagnose and treat malaria. A team of fourteen Lower Sixth pupils from Dauntsey’s raised an impressive £5,351 through being sponsored by friends and family to compete in the infamous Devizes to Westminster “DW” canoe race, known as ‘The Canoeist’s Everest’ over the Easter Weekend. Other pupils have run a range of fundraising events, including a Swimathon which raised more than £1,000, a charity lunch, House events and retiring collections from School Concerts and Mercers’ Lectures; all of which have contributed a further £5,000 to the pot. The next fundraising event will be the Junior Boarders’ Manor Marathon, an event involving cycling or running in relays the 26 miles back to Dauntsey’s from Bath Abbey. It is always a highlight of the school calendar. Jane Hubbard, Head of Charities, Dauntsey’s, said: “The DW team made a fantastic contribution to our fundraising efforts this year and it is particularly fitting that we can confirm their total of £5,351 in the week of World Malaria Day. “The staff and pupils put a great deal of time and effort into fundraising for our chosen charity each year. Our goal is to beat the £21,000 which we raised for Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement (CALM) last year.” Malaria No More is championed by Alex Carter, an Old Dauntesian who contracted a near fatal strain of malaria in 2008.
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