27 Jul 2020
On Friday 12th June the King’s Foundation will begin the #Worcester2Worcester challenge to raise money for two extremely worthwhile charities. We are asking the King’s community to travel the distance between Worcester (UK) to Worcester (South Africa). The school has a strong affiliation to South Africa, having run numerous sports tours to the country and worked with many local charities. The plan is for us to run, cycle, walk, swim or row the equivalent of the 7670 miles. The journey will take us the 10 days between Friday June 12th – Sunday June 21st. The two charities we are raising money for are St. Richard’s Hospice (Worcester) and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (South Africa).
How can you help?
All of those in the King’s community are welcome to take part: pupils, parents, grandparents, staff and Old Vigornians, and those also at King’s Hawford or King’s St Alban’s.
- Get outside and run, walk, cycle, swim or row a number of times in the 10 day period between 12th – 21st June!
- Join the school KSW Sport Strava Group (so your distances are totalled up automatically) or total up the distance you cover and send it to: WorcestertoWorcester@ksw.org.uk
- Encourage others to get involved
- Make a donation here – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Worcester2Worcester
- Share the challenge on social media and encourage friends and relatives to sponsor us too. Please tag your posts to @kings_sport, @KingsWorcester or use the hashtag #Worcester2Worcester across Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We have put some downloadable graphics at the bottom of this page.
We are hoping that between us all we can cover the distance and, in the process, raise some worthwhile funds for two excellent charities:
St Richard’s Hospice
St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We also support their loved ones.
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
In South Africa we identify community partners, and support and train them as they work to protect, nurture and enrich the lives of children in their community.
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Partners are working to get disabled children into school, to identify and protect children who are vulnerable having lost parents to the HIV/Aids pandemic, to help the most vulnerable children who are refugees or displaced from their families as a result of poverty and family breakdown to help young people to develop skills for work and the confidence to actively contribute to the future of their community and country.
For daily updates about how we are getting on, please follow @kings_sport on Twitter.