The Perse gets glowing to raise funds for Christel House

Perse staff and students lit up the Upper site when they tried to Glow the Distance to raise money for Christel House Schools.

Around 110 members of the Perse community took part in the event, running or walking five one-kilometre laps of the school grounds in teams, with many dressed in creative and colourful costumes that brought a shine to the night sky.

Each team was challenged to collect five stickers – one being awarded on the completion of each circuit – to represent the Christel House Schools in India, South Africa, Mexico, Jamaica and the USA.

BandSoc musicians provided a mix of acoustic tunes and up-tempo rock to keep participants going, while Sixth Form marshals were on duty to ensure everyone stayed on the right track.

Perse Head of Computing & Digital Strategy Paul Baker, who helped organise Glow the Distance, said: “The event went really well. Everyone had a lot of fun and it was a chance to raise some money for a great cause.”

Sponsors are being asked to make their Glow the Distance donations to Christel House during the foundation’s Giving Week from Saturday 3 December to Sunday 11 December by clicking here.


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