King’s Ely pupils clock up over 4,000 kilometres and £1,000 for charity

April 27, 2021

Students in Withburga House – one of the Girls’ Day Houses at King’s Ely Senior – have raised more than £1,000 for the UK eating disorder charity, Beat.

Sue-Ellen Godde, Housemistress of Withburga, House Tutors and of course the Withburga girls themselves, decided to walk their way around Europe – virtually – to help maintain their fitness levels during lockdown, and raise awareness and vital funds for Beat.

The girls conquered the challenge – travelling over 4,000 kilometres between them – and they raised £1,130 for the charity in sponsorship and donations.

Miss Godde said: “We easily reached our goal in three weeks, ahead of schedule, with great contributions from all students. A special mention must go to Jess Harding in Year 11, who raised £340 towards this very worthwhile cause. Our total so far for Beat is £1,130 and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this challenge. The services of Beat are very much needed. Well done to all the Withburga girls for their efforts, I am very proud of them!”

Emily Battersby-Case, Community Fundraising Manager at Beat, said: “We are so grateful for the support of the students from King’s Ely, and send our congratulations for their amazing achievement of walking over 4,000 kilometres! Since the beginning of the pandemic, demand for our support services has never been higher. Withburga House’s fantastic efforts will help us to support as many people affected by eating disorders as possible.”

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