Wellesley takes on a new charity challenge, the Lockdown Escape!

We did it!

On 10th and 11th September 2020, seven members of the team set themselves the challenge of cycling the South Downs Way, a trail that runs for 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in East Sussex, with approximately 3800 metres or 12,600ft of ascent. The challenge was successfully completed over the 2 days although it was much harder than it had been anticipated, the team might have felt a bit sore but remained undaunted and committed to the task in hand.

Named ‘The Wellesley Lockdown Escape’, this intrepid challenge is the latest in a long line of fundraising endeavours by the Wellesley team as part of the Wellesley Charitable Foundation. As many of you know, the Wellesley Charitable Foundation was established back in 2012 with the aim of raising money for local organisations in Sussex and the surrounding area that help ill or disadvantaged children.

Over the years we have made a huge difference to many lives and this year, we are proud to be raising money to support Farney Close School, an independent residential special school supporting girls and boys aged 9-18 who are experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school is looking to expand by opening a primary provision for Years 5 and 6. We hope to provide these children with their own dedicated classrooms to accommodate their needs by raising £10,000 .

Any donations would be greatly appreciated towards this worthwhile cause. You can donate through our Virgin Money Giving page by clicking the button below:

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