On Satuday 24th June 2017, four South Kesteven District Council workers from the refuse department, along with FOSA supporters, walked a mammoth marathon from Lincoln Cathedral to Grantham’s St Wulfram’s Church, a staggering 25.6 miles!
Organised by David Bennington, a parent of a pupil at GANF, was joined by his co-workers from SKDC, Mick Reeves, David Leivers and Amber Wakling, and regular FOSA supporters, Scott Reeves, Amie-Jo Reeves and Dawn Whitfield.
Scott Reeves said, “I wanted to join the sponsored walk after seeing the progress that my friend’s son has made since attending GANF. It’s a great school.”
The team set off at 8am from Lincoln Cathedral and made fantastic progress reaching Leadenham, 16 miles into the walk, by lunch time.
After a quick re-fuel and fresh drinks, and blister plasters for Mick, the group were back on their way and heading for Grantham.
Scott Reeves was particularly chuffed with himself for noticing the street name Charity Street, and just had to have a photo with the sign!
After a total of 9 hours and 55,555 steps each, the walkers made it safely to St Wulfram’s Church by tea time!
David Bennington said, “I am so proud of the 7 of us for taking part in this challenge and raising money for a cause very close to all of our hearts, FOSA, who are the official fundraisers for GANF. Despite the blisters, we really did enjoy the experience and feel like we all accomplished a personal achievement. A preliminary count of the pledged money is about £600 so we are chuffed to bits.”
Mr Ellis, Head Teacher of Ambergate explained, “I cannot thank David and his co-workers and friends enough for giving up their spare time to benefit the pupils at GANF. Their time and effort is greatly appreciated and the money raised will be hugely beneficial to the pupils at our schools”.
There is still time to donate money to the walkers by following the link to their online sponsorship page https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/feetforfosa