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Godolphin School Lacrosse team support Mission Motorsport with Ironman Triathlon Challenge

Published Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:05:28 PM

Seventeen girls from Godolphin School completed a tag-team Ironman Triathlon in April in preparation for a lacrosse tour to the USA in July. Together the girls raised £747.50 for Mission Motorsport, a charity run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals that aids the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations through motorsport. Using the school pool, a stationary bike and the school track as equipment, the girls completed a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and a marathon as a group. The swim was completed in in 1 hour 18 minutes, the cycle took a little more out of them than expected but they managed to finish in a total time of 6 hours 52 minutes, and the marathon in 3 hours 6 minutes. On Friday 17 June, Steph Evans, an Employment Relationship Manager for Mission Motorsport, came to Godolphin with her dog Kikay to give the girls more insight into what Mission Motorsport does and how their donation, which was formally presented by Godolphin School on the day, has helped to enhance the lives of injured and ex-veterans. Steph formerly served in the military for 15 years from the age of sixteen, where one of her jobs was as a bomb disposal officer with Kikay by her side. She credits Kikay with saving her life multiple times. Steph also told a few stories of veterans who have suffered from physical injuries as well as PTSD who have been helped by Mission Motorsport to gain everything from new employment skills to simply being around people who understand what they are going through. The girls really appreciated having Steph and Kikay come along and have printed the Mission Motorsport logo on their tour kit to help them spread the message of the good that Mission Motorsport is doing.
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