Triathlon raises £70,000 for charity
On Sunday (12 May), the College was honoured to host the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon for a fourth consecutive year, raising a mammoth £70,000 for the Restless Development charity.
860 children from 12 local prep schools (Basildon, Brockhurst and Marlston, Cheam, Cranford House, Daneshill, Elstree, Lambrook, Moulsford, St Andrews, St Martins, Thorngrove and Tower House) got in to teams of four to swim, cycle and run for their respective causes.
Each participant was asked to reach a £100 fundraising target – with a minimum of £50 raised to be able to take part. The first £50 raised goes to Restless Development while the second £50 raised goes to the school’s chosen charity. Anything raised over £100 is donated to Restless Development.
The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is delivered by Restless Development, an international development charity that puts young people at the very heart of dealing with the issues that affect them, their communities, and their countries.
Jim Sewell, founder of the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon, said:
“Bradfield were one of the very first schools to understand what we were trying achieve with the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon. Since the start they have been incredibly supportive and generous – with both their time and their campus – which makes it possible for us to make sure all the money raised by the children taking part can go to the charities which benefit.”