A Very Royal Walkabout for Local Charities
A Royal Ripley Walkabout for Local Charities
Ripley Court pupils enjoyed their annual sponsored walk this week and to coincide with The Queen’s 90th Birthday, this year’s theme was ‘A Royal Walkabout’. Nearly 300 pupils aged three to 13 dressed as Kings, Queens, Knights and Princesses ran, skipped and paraded around the beautiful school grounds, watched and supported by their families and teachers.
They were also joined by children and staff from Cherry Trees and the Jigsaw Trust, two children’s charities with whom the school has developed close links. Jigsaw, based in Dunsfold, supports children and adults with autism and Cherry Trees in East Clandon provides home-from-home respite care for children and young people with severe learning and physical disabilities. Both charities have benefitted from the fundraising efforts of Ripley Court School pupils for many years.
Ripley Court School’s Senior Master, Steve Brunning, said, “We all had a brilliant morning. The pupils raise money in various ways throughout the year for Cherry Trees and Jigsaw and always look forward to meeting the children at this popular annual event”.
Debbie Boulter, Care Co-ordinator and Fundraiser for Cherry Trees said “As always the staff and children of Cherry Trees had a simply glorious time at Ripley Court’s annual sponsored walk. The school has supported Cherry Trees for so many years and we are always made to feel like we are part of a family.
Our children joined in the walk and made new friends along the way. Thank you Ripley Court for all your kindness and for your continual support of Cherry Trees.”
Steven Morgan PR & Fundraising Officer at Jigsaw Trust, said, “We are incredibly grateful to Ripley Court School for inviting us to be part of their ‘Royal Walkabout’. We always receive such a warm welcome from pupils and staff that our students look forward to being part of the sponsored walk each year.”