The QEGS Physical Education & Sport Faculty prides itself on raising money for charitable causes. Our principal focus in more recent times has been the wonderful Children with Cancer UK charity, a UK based charity dedicated to raising funds for research and providing care for children with cancer and their families.

Our annual charity Fun Run day was very much about raising awareness amongst QEGS pupils and students as to the impact of cancer, showing them that everyone can make a difference. We also wanted to highlight the work of the inspirational people who research childhood cancer and to help our community understand that their money matters. Whether it be 10p, 50p, £1 or more, their contribution is a gesture that brings hope to children and their families.

We also wanted to highlight the significance of the ‘end of treatment bell’. Every child who receives their final course of treatment gets to ring the bell as they leave their hospital ward for the final time. It provides hope, optimism, and a realisation that light does exist at the end of what has been for many, a very dark and frightening tunnel.

And so, over 500 pupils in years 7 to 10 embarked on the QEGS Fun Run, were pupils had to run, jog, walk or a combination, for 20 minutes around the ¼ mile loop of Corporation Park. The on/off rain and wind did not dampen spirits, in fact, there was plenty of laughter, excitement, and encouragement.

As a school, QEGS should feel very proud that it continues to serve the community as it does and is prepared to do something positive and charitable. Actions do speak louder than words and this event is a fine example of that.

The Faculty has now raised £10,615 for this charity over a number of years which is a wonderful achievement.

Well done to everyone who took part!