On Thursday 29th March, The Kingsway School’s students and staff, charity representatives and volunteers from the local community, completed their 13th Sponsored Walk over a 26-year period, walking over 33 thousand more kilometres - 20 kilometres each - to raise money for charity.
In the past 26 years, they have collectively walked as far as the moon (384,400km from Earth) and are now heading back again, in their continued efforts to raise money for charity.
The walkers left Kingsway at 9am, walking through Bruntwood Park and down to Carrs Park in Wilmslow, where they stopped for lunch, before returning to school via Styal and Heald Green.
The Kingsway School have been walking every two years since 1994 – clocking up an impressive total of miles and raising almost half a million pounds for dozens of local, national and international charities. This year alone, the sponsored walk has raised over £29,000!
Every penny raised will be divided between the school’s chosen charities, selected by their students:
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Mind - For Better Mental Health
Teenage Cancer Trust - Supporting Young People with Cancer Worldwide
Kidscan - Children’s Cancer Research
Anorexia & Bulimia Care - The Pip Foundation
Additionally, a portion of the money raised will be sent to The Kingsway’s sister school, The Kolweny Kingsway School in Kenya, which they have supported with over £82,000 of donations, since 2001. For more information about how the money raised by Kingsway is used in the school in Kolweny please visit Rowley Projects.