Ennis House student Tyler Adams, 15, lost his mum Jo to cancer in January 2022 and walked 31 laps and raised £825 for the DCCF.
Glenmoor & Winton students continue to step up for local cancer charity
After raising £1600 for The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) during their Charity Week, the intrepid pupils of Glenmoor & Winton Academies’ Ennis House have been in action again, raising £2770 by walking through the night.
Twenty students from across the year groups took part in a sponsored Walkathon, clocking up a total of 700 laps around the school field in seven hours between 5pm and midnight.
Amongst the pupils taking part was Tyler Adams, who alone walked 31 laps and raised £825.
Tyler, who is in year 10, lost his mum Jo to cancer in January 2022.
He said: “When my dad put a message out to our friends and family saying I was taking part I never thought people would give so much money. But the donations just kept on coming and coming.
“The Walkathon was tiring, but fun and I know my mum would have thought it was great we were all doing this for other local families experiencing cancer.”
The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation fundraises to provide much-needed financial support to Dorset families affected by cancer. Its non-returnable grants are often used by cancer patients to pay for household costs, travel to and from hospital and short respite breaks with their families.
Callum Whitelaw, Head of Business Studies & IT said: “We’re immensely proud of everyone who took part in the Walkathon and latterly a Pyjama Race too.
“Walking all night is a real challenge. But the whole group pulled together, walking in shifts to make sure the activity didn’t stop once. They have also smashed their £1000 fundraising target almost three times over, with donations still coming in.”
Callum continued: “Ennis House students were keen to choose a local charity to benefit from their fundraising and were all very impressed to learn how the DCCF is a very small charity which still manages to raise money to help many local families which are affected by cancer.
“Many of the students and staff at Glenmoor & Winton Academies have been touched by cancer in some form. Some, like Tyler have lost parents and loved ones to cancer.
“I know we are all passionate about raising as much as we can for the DCCF and will continue to come up with fun and inventive ways we can join together to do this.”
Jaz White, Charity Manager for the DCCF said: “We continue to be bowled-over by the efforts being put into fundraising for us by Ennis House.
“This tremendous group of students is full of ideas and enthusiasm and a real asset to our fundraising base. They and their parents should be hugely proud that the money they are raising for us is going straight to Dorset families who really need it.”
For more information on how to support the DCCF or to apply for a grant visit: www.dccf.co.uk
Other schools interested in fundraising for the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation are asked to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ennis House students walked through the night to raise £2770 to help local families struggling financially because of cancer.