Welwyn Garden City school raises thousands for the young and homeless

PUBLISHED: 15:17 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:17 10 October 2016

Run for Stanborough

Run for Stanborough

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Welwyn Garden City pupils and staff raised thousands for charity during an annual event.

Stanborough School held its annual Run for Stanborough on Thursday, October 6, and pupils and staff dressed in an array of imaginative outfits to run and walk around Stanborough Lakes in aid of their charity for the year, Herts Young Homeless.

The teachers in particular excelled in their fancy dress this year with the technology department coming as the cast of Star Trek, and the science department coming in their own cars. The students dressed up in camouflage, as the Care Bears and in various other outfits.

The runners and walkers returned to a variety of stalls, from bottle flipping to Stanborough’s own Starbucks.

Simmons Bakers also donated 60 gingerbread men which raised a further £46 for Herts Young Homeless.

The waxing stall was also another popular addition with year 12 student Lewis Douglas volunteering to have his legs waxed.

The event ended, as usual, with the gunging. This year English teacher Mr Ware, head boy Rhys Jose and maths teacher Miss Prockova experienced the gunging. They had baked beans, green gunge and other concoctions poured over them.

Staff and pupils raised just under £2,000 on the day and hope to raise a further £2,000 through their Just Giving page.

If you wish to donate visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Run4Stanborough

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