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Departing CEO To Walk The Walk For 60 Miles As A Final Farewell

Published by Prior's Court School on Monday 24th of April 2023

Our outgoing Chief Executive Officer is preparing for an epic fundraising challenge as part of his farewell to Prior’s Court,


Mike Robinson will be stepping down as our CEO at the end of July after eight years in the post.


Among Mike’s future plans are to spend time hiking in New Zealand and this, coupled with a childhood spent in Bath and his passion for supporting young people with autism, has inspired his farewell fundraiser in aid of Prior’s Court.


“Mike’s Hike” is a multi-day, 60-mile walk for Mike to complete along the Kennet & Avon Canal from Bath to Newbury.


This is a full four days of walking from Tuesday. 27 June to Friday, 30 June so will be quite a challenge for Mike, who is fundraising for our Let Me Shine Performing Arts Centre - a bespoke, groundbreaking facility for young people with complex autism to be able to better access the transformational powers of the performing arts.


Mike said:


"I want to raise as much money as I can to support projects which improve the lives of young people with complex autism at Prior’s Court. As CEO, I’ve seen first-hand how the combination of how incredible staff members with expert knowledge alongside bespoke, tailored facilities can truly transform the lives of young people with complex autism. I am hugely passionate about the arts centre appeal and am determined to do what I can to make this facility a reality and so give more young people with complex autism access to the transformational power of the arts."


Mike will be joined along parts of the walk by some staff and young people from Prior’s Court, as well as some familiar faces. It is set to be a fun, challenging and emotional walk that will celebrate the eight incredible years Mike has spent as CEO of Prior’s Court and all he has achieved in that time.

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