Wild March from Kintbury St Mary’s Primary School for Newbury Soup Kitchen


Pupils at a primary school in Kintbury have been praised for their creativity and drive at the latest fundraiser for Newbury Soup Kitchenwrites Paridhi Mathur.

From baking cakes and making bracelets to selling drinks and shaking piggy banks, the Year 6 class at Kintbury St Mary’s did all they could to help raise money for the charity charity after it was chosen as Charity of the Year.

Their fundraising efforts culminated in a 17km sponsored wild walk from Kintbury to Combe Gibbet and back on Saturday July 9 and the youngsters smashed their £250 goal – with the total currently standing at £1,000.

Kintbury St Mary’s Primary School has taken up the challenge to raise funds for Newbury Soup Kitchen

Newbury Soup Kitchen thanked the youth fundraisers and said, “You are all amazing, thank you so much. This money will help so many people locally. You are all champions with hearts of gold.

The children did the circular wild walk, which passed through ancient moorland, woodland and spectacular views, as well as brambles, nettles, thorns and very steep hills, on one of the hottest days of the season. ‘year.

They had discussed a number of ideas for fundraising but were “adamant that they should do something that would challenge them and fulfill their personal passion for the charity” and came up with the idea of ​​the wild march.

The students completed the walk in just over five hours; eating lots of sweets, laughing and joking along.

After the walk, one parent said, “The best part was their solidarity with each other, helping each other to complete the wild walk.

A school spokesperson added: “We are very proud of the children for doing this at their own pace and in very hot weather to raise money for this year’s school charity, Newbury Soup Kitchen. .

“In total for the year we have raised over £2,200 for this worthy local cause.”

Pupils from Kintbury St Mary's Primary School took on the wild walk for charity
Pupils from Kintbury St Mary’s Primary School took on the wild walk for charity

You can always add walkers to the total by visiting their JustGiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kintburystmarysnewburysoupkitchen

The total for the walk will be added to the more than £900 already raised at the school ahead of the walk.

The students now plan to go to the charity to deliver the final check themselves.


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