The Perse School

Perse pupils make a fundraising dash for cash at Color Obstacle Rush

5 Jun 2018

Year 10 pupils had fun clambering over a colourful obstacle course to help raise more than £5,300 for charity.

Milton Keynes was the destination for 45 pupils and seven members of staff taking part in the Color Obstacle Rush – a five-kilometre event featuring 20 inflatable obstacles and several stations where participants were sprayed with brightly coloured powders.

Following on from last month’s non-uniform day, which raised £1,300, those involved in the Color Obstacle Rush added just over £4,000 through sponsorship to boost the three causes chosen by the Year 10 charities committee.

They included blood cancer research charity Bloodwise, Tom’s Trust, a cause which cares for children with brain tumours, and the Stroke Association – put forward by Bianca Emmerich, Ben Haynes and Milou Ottolini respectively.

Charities Co-ordinator Emma Kenzie was delighted with how the Year 10 pupils had thrown themselves into the challenge.

She said: “I’m really impressed with the amount of effort that went into fundraising for these great causes and with the enthusiasm and energy of the pupils on the day.

“Bianca, Ben and Milou were really inspiring for the other pupils in the year group after doing an assembly about their charities and why they were so important.”

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