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Parker's boarders raise £1000 for the Northern Devon Foodbank

Parker’s boarders and WBS staff have raised £1000 by cycling the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This amazing sum is five times the original amount aimed for when the initiative was planned by house parent, James Conlon.

Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for meals

Last weekend, residents of Parker’s Sixth Form boarding house cycled the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Northern Devon Food Bank. When James Conlon, one of the Parker’s house parents, put the idea to the boarders, they were so enthusiastic about helping local people in need and every possible Sixth Form boarder completed at least ten miles on the bike in a Covid-safe, socially distanced way. Most of the boarders did double, treble or in some cases four times that amount. The school would like to give a huge thank you to all the boarders and a number of staff members, including Headmaster, Mr Stapleton, who put in time and effort pedalling to complete our target.

A special mention must go to one of our boarders, Tora, who completed 80 miles on the bike!

When the boarders decided to do this challenge, the school hoped to raise £200, so everyone is delighted to have raised over £1000 (including Gift Aid) and money is still coming in. That means Parker’s has helped 1000 families access much needed food. If you wish to donate, there is still time. Click here to go to the https://tinyurl.com/y5ncz78f

The school would like to thank our supporters for their generous donations and also James and the rest of the staff for organising and taking part in this event.