Bletchingley pupils take a lead from their hero's Antarctic challenge (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Bletchingley pupils take a lead from their hero's Antarctic challenge
11:58am Monday 28th January 2013 in Local News
Pupils at the Hawthorns School in Bletchingley made the most of last week's snow when they decided to raise money for charity by taking part in a sponsored "Snow Walk."
The children wrapped up warm and worked in groups to pull a wooden sledge across open grounds to help raise money for their nominated charity, Seeing is Believing.
The charity works with partially sighted people in third world countries and is supported by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
All the children who took part in the fundraising event were members of the school's Fiennes House, named after the famous explorer, who is currently preparing to make the first ever winter crossing of the Antarctic.
Nick Worth, head of Fiennes House and the organiser of the event, said: "The pupils really enjoyed the Snow Walk, working together to raise money for such a good cause.”
He said: “They hope to raise about £1,000 for the charity. They are also thrilled about having links with Sir Ranulph's exciting adventure.
“We are hoping to follow his progress via pictures and a live blog on the internet."